Pats QB Tom Brady wears knee brace at owner Bob Kraft's behest

By Ryan Wilson |

Tom Brady wore a knee brace during the 2009 season, after suffering a serious knee injury in 2008. (USATSI)
Less than a week after Tom Brady injured his left knee during a joint practice with the Buccaneers, and three days after Brady made easy work of the Bucs defense in a Week 2 preseason game (11 of 12, 107 yards, 1 TD) without the aid of knee brace, the Patriots quarterback was seen sporting -- you guessed it -- a knee brace at Monday's practice.

So what changed?

"Mr. Kraft felt pretty strongly about me wearing it," Brady said while grinning (via "He said, 'What's the problem?' I said 'I'll wear it, I'll wear it.'"

Brady, who didn't commit to wearing the brace in future practices, added: "Sometimes when you wear the brace a lot, then you get used to wearing the brace. I like to keep a nice strong leg and if it wasn't strong, something bad would have happened."

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