Patriots owner Robert Kraft has paid tens of millions of dollars to Tom Brady and will pay tens of millions more. And he wants to protect his investment.
So Kraft has strongly urged Brady to wear a protective brace on his knee at all times, both in practices and in games.
“Mr. Kraft felt pretty strongly about me wearing it,” Brady told reporters. “He said, ‘What’s the problem?’ I said, ‘I’ll wear it. I’ll wear it.'”
Brady wasn’t wearing a brace when he went down in practice with what turned out to be nothing but was briefly feared to be a knee injury in practice last week. Brady has already learned the hard way once before that one bad hit to the knee can end a season, and if a knee brace makes him even slightly less likely to suffer another season-ending knee injury, he would be wise to take Kraft’s advice.