Latest On Tom Brady’s Sunday Availability

Despite suffering an injury to his throwing hand, Tom Brady will start the AFC Championship Game vs. the Jaguars on Sunday, ESPN’s Dianna Russini reports (Twitter link).

The cut the Patriots’ 40-year-old quarterback suffered on his throwing hand required several stitches, Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston tweets.

A source informed ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss the collision that caused the injury was “minor.” Reiss adds Brady is not believed to have suffered any ligament, tendon or bone damage.

While Curran reported Brady was not taking snaps under center when he returned to practice Friday, Reiss received conflicting viewpoints of whether this will be an issue come Sunday. One source said Brady “should be OK” for Sunday while another added it’s possible this freak ailment could affect him to some degree in the game.

Reiss notes Brady threw the ball well in practice on Friday and believes he can execute the Pats’ game plan effectively. New England did not bring in another quarterback to work out this week after the setback, per Reiss. Brian Hoyer is the only other passer on the Patriots’ active roster or practice squad.

Brady battled an Achilles injury this season but has not missed a game due to injury since 2008.

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15 comments on “Latest On Tom Brady’s Sunday Availability

  1. One Fan

    Oh well stop the presses what a joke. Of course he is playing. Sick of all the fake news to the contrary

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    • bradthebluefish
      bradthebluefish

      Amen! Hoping this is the peak of fake news. Can’t imagine it getting worst.

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    • elscorcho the marlin
      elscorcho the marlin

      Oh well, stop the presses. What a joke! Of course, he is playing. I’m sick of all the fake news.

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  2. IBFarr

    A lot of quarterbacks in their mid to late 30s receive a hit that end their careers. Brady is 40. I’m very surprised he made it through this year without a major injury with so many players going down. Brady’s release time is very quick which is a reason why he avoids so many hits. His offensive line was okay this year. I feel that Jacksonville could be the team that makes him hold on to the ball longer which gives them more time to hit him. I feel like Jacksonville could land a hit that would end his career. I hope he doesn’t have to go through that, but the chances of it happening definitely increase in this game because of how good Jacksonville’s defense is. The Patriots’ offensive line is going to have a tall task this Sunday.

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    • Potpot106

      Brady also doesn’t get hit as much as other QBs or even as hard. Like you said this is because he gets rid of the ball but he’s also had a great line most of his career.

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    • carlos15

      As good as JAX defense is they did just give us 42 points to the Steelers so I don’t see them as so dominant that they will be able to derail the Patriot offense.

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    • ships1941

      Are you a sports writer, it’s 25 words or less not a novel,

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    • qbass187

      Jags D is vastly overrated. Played crummy teams all season and gave up a ton of points to the few good teams they played. One handed Tom Brady will pick them apart.

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  3. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    Tom Brady playing at 90% is still 100% better than Blake Bortles. Plus there’s special gloves for this crap.

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