Tom Brady Ends His Football Season

Tom Brady Ends His Football Season
Tom Brady
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09/08/2008 AT 04:30 PM EDT

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's current season has been cut short by an injury, his team announced Monday – the same day Brady, 31, underwent an MRI exam.

Injured Sunday during a game with the Kansas City Chiefs, the star athlete – also known off the field for his relationship with Gisele Bündchen – will face an operation on his left knee. Coach Bill Belichick provided no further details about Brady's condition.

"After extensive tests this morning, it was revealed that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's left knee, which was injured in the first quarter of yesterday's game, will require surgery," said a team statement, The Washington Post reports. "He will be placed on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the 2008 season."

The Post blamed a torn anterior cruciate ligament and possibly other knee damage for waylaying the quarterback.

"Of course we feel badly for Tom about the injury," Belichick said at a press conference. "Nobody has worked harder than him. It's a tough setback for him."

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