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After hearing about Tom Brady's hand injury, Robert Kraft immediately flew home from Florida to check on his QB

Ryan Hannable
January 20, 2018 - 10:20 pm

It's been clear over the years how close Patriots owner Robert Kraft and quarterback Tom Brady are, and this week proved it.

Appearing on Patriots All-Access Saturday night, Kraft explained what happened from his perspective after hearing about Brady's right-hand injury at practice on Wednesday.

"More than my heart," Kraft said when asked if his heart skipped a beat. "I actually was in Florida for a day and a half and I was out at a restaurant and I got a call from my favorite quarterback, FaceTime. Saw his situation. So then I got up here quickly to see first-hand. I saw him throw a few out at practice and it made me feel a lot better.

"But, it's still a challenge. It was an unfortunate force majeure item. So, now we hope for the best. He's a real competitor, as we know. We have a pretty good balanced team. Sometimes these issues help you bring the team together, too."

Brady is officially questionable for the AFC title game, but expected to start.

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