Tom Brady's right hand injury won't keep him from playing in the AFCCG.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady suffered an injury to his throwing hand and was limited at practice on Wednesday, just days before the Patriots are set to host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game.
According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Brady jammed his right hand after getting accidentally run into by a teammate, but added x-rays revealed no structural damage and the issue "sounds manageable."
Rapoport provided another encouraging update for Pats fans this morning, tweeting, "Tom Brady’s right hand “should be OK,” per someone close to him. Another source said simply, “He will play” after his hand was on the injury report."
The 5x Super Bowl champion completed 66.3% of his passes this season, finishing the year with an NFL-best 4,577 passing yards as well as 32 touchdowns and just eight interceptions.
This Sunday's matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars will mark the fourth time meeting between the #1 passer and #1 pass defense in a playoff game since 1990. In those games, the #1 pass defense is 3-0. That said, this is the Patriots we're talking about and the team is 21-4 at home in the playoffs, which is the best home winning percentage of all-time.
The AFC Championship Game is scheduled to kickoff from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts at 3:05pm ET. Brady and Belichick will be looking for a record eighth Super Bowl appearance together while the Jags are in search of their first trip to the big game.