The Patriots list Brady (right hand) as questionable for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Jaguars after the QB logged a limited practice Friday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. Though Brady fell short Friday of saying that he's confident about playing this weekend, replying "we'll see" when queried on the matter, NESN.com relays a report via Michael Felger of 98.5 The Sports Hub that Brady needed four stitches around the knuckle of his throwing hand. Moreover, Felger suggested that it's not an issue that is expected to hamper the signal-caller much Sunday, with Mike Garafolo of NFL Network noting that the QB is said to be throwing the ball well. In any case, Brady's status should be monitored as Sunday's 3:05 ET kickoff approaches, but ultimately we expect him to play against Jacksonville.
When asked at a press conference Friday how confident he is about playing in Sunday's AFC championship game against the Jaguars, Brady (right hand) replied, "we'll see," Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. Meanwhile, the QB -- who was sporting red gloves on both of his hands -- declined to provide any details pertaining to his injured throwing hand. While we would still be very surprised if Brady -- who practiced Friday -- didn't start Sunday's game, it seems inevitable that he'll head into the weekend listed as questionable on the Patriots' final injury report, which is due to be released later in the day. It's notable that Brian Hoyer is the only other QB on the team's 53-man roster, with the New England practice squad not offering any depth at the position either.
Brady (right hand) was present for the start of Friday's practice, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports. Brady was also present for warmups ahead of Thursday's practice, but the quarterback was ultimately listed as a non-participant for that session. The media was only able to see the players stretch and jog, so it is yet to be determined whether Brady will be able to resume throwing the football Friday, but more clarity should come on him once the Patriots release their final injury report later on in the day.
Though Brady (right hand) was present for warmups in advance of practice Thursday, per ESPN's Mike Reiss, the QB was officially listed as a non-participant. Brady was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday after hurting his throwing hand in what Reiss describes as a "minor collision" with a teammate. The signal-caller had been scheduled to address reporters Thursday afternoon, but that has been shifted to Friday. Per Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Brady is still expected to play in Sunday's AFC championship game against the Jaguars, but added context regarding the situation will arrive Friday, perhaps when Brady speaks with the media, and certainly when the Patriots release their final injury report of the week.
Brady, who jammed his right (throwing) hand at practice Wednesday, was present for Thursday's session, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports. The report notes that Brady wore gloves on both hands, which is not routine for the QB, who tends to sport a glove on his left hand when playing or practicing in colder weather. While Brady is dealing with a degree of swelling in his throwing hand, X-rays taken Wednesday confirmed that his injury does not entail any structural damage. As Howe points out, the fact that Brady was on the field Thursday -- as opposed to undergoing further medical treatment -- is a positive sign. In any case, Brady remains in line to play in Sunday's AFC championship game against the Jaguars.
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