Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Brady Offers Little on Hand Injury

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Brady Offers Little on Hand Injury

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Byline: Glen Farley Brockton (Mass.) Enterprise

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. | Tom Brady executed a quarterback sneak.

Speaking at a press conference that was postponed twice earlier in the week, the Patriots QB shed no light Friday on the injury to his right hand he suffered during the team's practice on Wednesday. "Not talking about it," Brady immediately let it be known when asked how the hand was feeling at the outset of the press conference.

Speaking to reporters inside the media workroom at Gillette Stadium, Brady wore the red gloves he wore during the media's access period to practice on Thursday and Friday.

Reported to be limited in practice on Wednesday and a nonuparticipant on Thursday (apparently he didn't take part in team drills after the media left), Brady was limited on Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship Game with the Jaguars.

Brady gave a "we'll see" when asked if he expects to play in the game.

According to a report from Michael Felger of 98.5 the Sports Hub in Boston, Brady had to get four stitches on one of his knuckles.

Brady handled a series of questions by providing nextutounothing in the way of information during a press conference that lasted four minutes and 15 seconds, Asked why he would wear gloves to a press conference, Brady said: "I've worn them before."

Asked what had happened to the hand on Wednesday, he said: "I'm not talking about it."

And when asked if he'd thrown any footballs at practice, he said, "I'm not talking about that."

Following Brady to the podium, Danny Amendola was asked if he'd caught any passes from Brady during the day.

"I believe I did," the wide receiver answered, who also offered that the quarterback "looked good."

Brady was willing to talk about the Jaguars, lauding them as "the best team we've faced all year" while adding "they're here for a reason. They're obviously the topuranked defense in the league (against the pass; they're second in total defense and points allowed), some great players at all levels and really well coached," said Brady. "They're scoring a lot of points so we're going to have to play really well. …

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