FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was on the sector for warmups at Gillette Stadium on Sunday carrying black tape over the within a part of his injured proper hand – however no glove.
Brady was throwing passes – with a glove solely on his non-throwing left hand – to his receivers and tight ends about 45 minutes earlier than kickoff for the AFC championship recreation towards the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Brady was listed as questionable after he damage his proper hand throughout follow earlier within the week. He was restricted Wednesday, sat out Thursday and was restricted once more Friday due to the damage.
Brady has by no means missed a playoff begin throughout his 18-year profession and is anticipated to be underneath heart because the Patriots strive for his or her third Tremendous Bowl journey in 4 years. The quarterback mentioned solely, “We’ll see,” on Friday when requested if he would play.
“Generally freak accidents occur,” Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft mentioned throughout an interview with NFL Community on Sunday.
“Thank goodness it wasn’t as extreme as we thought it might be. However you do not know and at the moment will probably be an awesome check. There is not anybody who’s mentally more durable or prepares tougher than Tommy, and we’ll see.”
The group at Gillette Stadium cheered loudly as Brady jogged onto the sector from the locker room. He did not seem like hampered as he zipped passes throughout warmups.
Brady’s hand has been the most-scrutinized physique a part of Boston athletes for the reason that quarterback’s proper ankle earlier than the 2008 Tremendous Bowl, and Purple Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s proper ankle tendon – the bloody sock – within the 2004 playoffs.
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