Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Monday he will have a surgery-free offseason after a 2009 campaign in which he played through right shoulder, right ring finger and rib injuries.
"I'm excited I don't have to have surgery this offseason," Brady said at a charity appearance in which he presented a $30,000 check to Boston Centers For Youth and Families through Smartwater. "I remember a year ago at this time there were all these concerns on whether I was going to play this year. I was never concerned about that. It's nice to be in an offseason when I really feel like I can get started right away."