That comes at the request of the big man above, team owner Robert Kraft.
"I had (the brace on) today. Everyone was very pleased," Brady said Monday, per the team's official website. "Kraft felt pretty strongly about me wearing it. He said, 'What's the problem?' I said 'I'll wear it, I'll wear it.' "
"It's a little scary when you go down, but that's the sport," Brady said. "I'm certainly not the first or the last to have it happen. I'm fortunate that it wasn't very bad. ... After what happened to me in 2008, I love coming out to practice and playing. Nothing is as exciting as that for me."
In short, Mr. Kraft has nothing to worry about.