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Report: Patriots’ Brady Has Torn ACL And MCL; Gutierrez Back

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee, NFL sources told the “Boston Globe” on Wednesday. Brady will undergo surgery in about a month and be placed on injured reserve. Brady suffered the injury in the first quarter of Sunday’s 17-10 win over Kansas City after being hit awkwardly by Bernard Pollard while completing a pass to Randy Moss. Matt Cassel replaced Brady and is expected to be the starting quarterback for the rest of the season. Brady is the reigning NFL MVP and has led the Pats to three Super Bowl titles.

In light of Brady’s season ending injury, the team yesterday brought back Matt Gutierrez, signing the second-year quarterback to the practice squad. Last year, Gutierrez was signed as an undrafted rookie as the team’s third-string quarterback and was released last month on the final cut-down day.

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