updated 01/20/2011 AT 9:50 AM ET
•originally published 01/20/2011 AT 10:00 AM ET
Tom Brady is going under the knife.
The New England Patriots quarterback is expected to undergo foot surgery to address a stress fracture in his right foot on Thursday, the Boston Globe reports. According to the report, the NFL star may push back his surgery until Monday, but no later.
Brady, 33, has been dealing with the injury throughout the football season, though he has never missed an actual game. He has, however, been seeking treatment from Patriots medical staff but, since the injury still exists, surgery was determined to be the best course of action.
During the operation, a screw may be inserted into the athlete’s foot.
If there are no complications, Brady is expected to be ready for training camp.