ESPN medical analyst Dr. Michael Kaplan describes the surgery Tom Brady will have at Mass. General Hospital to repair a "break in the small bone in his foot."
Note that Kaplan is not Brady's doctor, nor has he examined Brady, but is rather speaking in general terms about the injury and the procedure the quarterback will undergo:
"This is called a stress fracture, and it comes about with overuse, much like a paper clip that you continue to bend and then it fails and fatigues," said Kaplan.
"They're hard to heal and what they're going to do is a little operation where they put a pin or screw across the break, sometimes put a little bone graft to augment the healing. And this will go ahead and be fine. It'll take four or five months to fully heal. He should be back for summer camp."