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VIDEO: ESPN's Doctor Explains Tom Brady's Surgery

While ESPN is often the target of ire and anger of many sports fans and bloggers alike, they do often use their power for good (see: College Game Day, World Cup, etc.), like Thursday's quick video from their medical analyst Dr. Michael Kaplan

While he hasn't examined Tom Brady nor Brady's stress fracture himself, Kaplan is still able to speak "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."

Brady is expected to undergo surgery on his right foot as early as Thursday but assuming all goes well, will be back in time for training camp this summer.