Pats QB Tom Brady wears knee brace at owner Bob Kraft's behest
Tom Brady avoided a serious knee injury last week, and dominated the Bucs in Friday's preseason game. But on Monday, he practiced with a knee brace.
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 ESPNBoston.com). "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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