FOXBORO - Who knows if Tom Brady’s injured right hand is cause for concern? The quarterback reportedly injured himself on a botched handoff at practice Wednesday and was got X-rays to determine if there was a break. A source close to Brady said the 40-year old “should be ok,” but that’s hardly definitive.
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This morning, the news was presented to Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone. He’s no dummy.
“I’m sure he could probably throw left-handed if he has a problem with his right hand and throw just as well,” he said. Marrone's Jags face the Patriots Sunday in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium.
Brady has missed a fair share of practices this year and been limited for a number of others. That hasn’t prevented the Pats QB from being the odds-on-favorite to win the NFL’s MVP. Patriot players didn’t notice difference yesterday, and if they did, they sure as heck weren’t sharing.
“He looked good, like he always does,” said Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
Eric Rowe added, “Shoot, I don’t know. He looked like Tom. He was doing the same stuff he always does.”
Brady is coming off a 35-of-53 for 337 yards and three-touchdown performance in the Divisional Round playoff game vs. Tennessee.