Pats owner has heart surgery

Aug. 22, 2002 at 2:07 PM

BOSTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft underwent coronary bypass surgery Wednesday at

Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston.

Kraft, 61, went in for a routine checkup when an angiogram revealed a heart condition that required immediate surgery.

He is now is now resting comfortably and his doctors expect him to make a complete recovery.

Kraft, who purchased the Patriots in 1994, is expected to make a full recovery, the team said in a statement.

The Patriots open defense of their surprise Super Bowl title Sept. 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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