Robert Kraft flew home to check out Tom Brady’s hand injury

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Tom Brady meet after the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) –Jae C. Hong / AP

Robert Kraft said on Saturday night’s edition of “Patriots All Access’’ that he flew home from Florida after hearing about Tom Brady’s hand injury at Wednesday’s practice.

The Patriots owner was asked if his heart skipped a beat when he received the news.

“More than my heart,’’ he said. “I 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 firsthand. 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 all know. We have a pretty good balanced team. Sometimes these issues help you bring a team together.’’


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