Tom Brady Out For Season With Torn ACL

The New England Patriots have been delt a devistating blown in the first game of the 2008 NFL season as their star quarterback Tom Brady has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

The news was broken by Yahoo Sports writer Michael Silver and confirmed by two sources close the the situation.

“It’s bad,” a team source said. “We’re going to have to play without him.”

Brady was hurt as he stepped up in the pocket to make a throw to wideout Randy Moss. Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard, who was on the ground, lunged forward and struck Brady’s leg, which buckled as he released the ball.

Fourth-year quarterback Matt Cassel, who had thrown just 39 passes in his career before Sunday, replaced Brady and completed 13 of 18 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown. Cassel, who backed up Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart at USC, hasn’t been a starting quarterback since high school.
[Yahoo Sports]

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