As reported in the Boston Herald:
He was listed on the injury report every week of the season, but many thought it was due to his nagging shoulder. The Herald article suggests the hernia could cause him to overthrow his receivers. I tend to believe this as he had several uncharacteristic overthrows in the Jacksonville game and the Denver game.
Recovery time is projected to be 8-10 weeks, so he should be ready for training camp. This solidifies my opinion of Tom Brady. He is a warrior and a champion. I am glad he is a Patriot. He played half of the season in pain, for the good of his team. Think Peyton Manning would do that?
Willie McGinest sums it up best: