NFL Legend, Tom Brady, Wanted To Quit Early In Career After Injuries
In 2008, the New England Patriots were expected to make another run at the Super Bowl with star quarterback Tom Brady leading the way. However, in the first game of the season against the Kansas City Chiefs, Brady suffered a serious knee injury that would end his season. The injury occurred when Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard lunged at Brady’s left leg while he was in the pocket, causing his knee to buckle and resulting in a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and MCL (medial collateral ligament). The injury was a devastating blow to the Patriots, who had won three Super Bowls with Brady as their quarterback.
After the injury, Brady underwent surgery and began a long and grueling rehabilitation process. He missed the entire 2008 season, watching from the sidelines as his team struggled to a disappointing 11-5 record and missed the playoffs. Despite the setback, Brady remained determined to return to the field and prove himself once again as one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks. He spent the offseason working tirelessly to rebuild his strength and mobility, and by the time the 2009 season rolled around, he was ready to make his comeback.