During an appearance on “The Howard Stern” show this morning on SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Patriots chairman/CEO Robert Kraft touched on the quarterback’s progress in his rehabilitation from a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee.
Kraft, who said he is a listener of Stern’s show, said Brady is “doing very well,” but didn’t go into specifics.
Stern’s co-host, Robin Quivers, asked Kraft what was wrong with Brady.
“I don’t think anything is wrong with him,” Kraft said. “He tore his ACL in the first game. He’s been rehabbing. He rehabs between the East Coast and the West Coast. Our people, our trainers have worked with him. He’s doing very well.”
Stern asked (somewhat facetiously) if Brady would be replaced if he didn’t play well in the first three or four games of the 2009 season. Kraft said no.
“He is your guy?” Kraft was then asked.
“He’s our guy,” said Kraft.
Much of the beginning of the interview was Stern trying to engage Kraft in talk about how Brady’s relationship with Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen could be having a negative effect on the QB’s career.
A topic Kraft dismissed.
“I’ve learned in life it’s hard for anyone to make a judgement on what’s right for somebody else,” the Patriots owner replied. “He’s such a high-quality guy. He knows what’s right for him. We’re so lucky to have him in the Patriots organization.”