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Tom Brady Reportedly Suffered Hand Injury During Collision with Rex Burkhead

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJanuary 20, 2018

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady warms up during an NFL football practice, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship on Sunday in Foxborough.(AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
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More details are coming to light about the nature of the hand injury New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady suffered prior to Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium.

During Saturday's edition of Good Morning Football, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Brady cut his hand in a collision with running back Rex Burkhead during practice Wednesday:      

GMFB @gmfb

Just how did Tom Brady injure his hand? Per @MikeGarafolo, it happened during a collision with RB Rex Burkhead... https://t.co/l9arQ2tnJ0

Michael Felger NBC Sports Boston reported Friday that Brady cut his knuckle on a helmet and it required four stitches, via James Stewart of 98.5 The Sports Hub. 

After sitting out practice Thursday, Brady was a limited participant the next day, and the Patriots officially listed him as questionable for the AFC title game. He was seen wearing gloves on both of his hands during a press conference Friday, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Brady and head coach Bill Belichick both said, "We'll see," when asked Friday about the quarterback's status for Sunday.        

If Brady is unable to play or suffers a setback against the Jaguars, backup Brian Hoyer, who signed with New England on Nov. 1 after his release from the San Francisco 49ers, will take the reins. 

The Patriots are seeking their second straight appearance in the Super Bowl and their eighth since Brady took over as the starting quarterback in 2001.     

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