Brady comments on surgery for 1st time

DALLAS -- In an NFL Network interview tonight, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady commented on his foot surgery for the first time.

“I had surgery about a week ago, actually about 10 days ago; it’s just something that’s been lingering a little bit," Brady told NFL Network during an interview to announce him as the winner of the Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year.

"Over the course of the season, a lot of players throughout the league, a lot of players on our team deal with these type of injuries. Part of having a little bit of mental toughness is putting those things aside and still going out and trying to perform your best each week. I have a great training staff and my friend Alex [Guerrero] that works with me weekly. I’m in great hands and they were able to get me out on the field feeling good and I was able to go out there and help our team win the AFC East, which we’re all very proud of.”

NFL Network's Steve Mariucci noted that Brady walked on camera with the aid of crutches.