Tom Brady Takes Field in Super Bowl 52 with No Tape on Injured Right Hand

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 4, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots takes the field in the first quarter in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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When New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took the field Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII, he was without the black tape he wore to cover a laceration on his throwing hand in the AFC Championship Game.

Yahoo Sports showed the change between the two games:

Yahoo Sports @YahooSports

Your Tom Brady hand update. #SB52 https://t.co/xmdlPzu2CU

The tape didn't disrupt Brady too much in the AFC title game, as he threw for 290 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Still, some Patriots fans were likely a little worried when Brady told reporters his hand was "not quite where I want it to be" in terms of healing from the laceration. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo showed the 13-time Pro Bowler wearing a glove on the injured hand during a Super Bowl press conference:

Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

One glove today https://t.co/WZufi48qFU

Brady's right hand certainly didn't give him any trouble in the first quarter, as he went 6-of-9 for 120 yards, though the Patriots still trailed 9-3 with one quarter in the books.