FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who again wore red gloves on both hands during his Friday news conference, said he isn’t talking about his right hand injury but relayed that he participated in the team’s entire practice earlier in the day.
Brady deflected questions on how confident he is that he will play in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“We’ll see,” he said.
Asked how his hand is feeling and if he threw any footballs on Friday, Brady said, “I’m not talking about that.” He responded the same way when asked how he injured his hand during Wednesday’s practice.
Brady wore the gloves at the start of practice, and said Friday it has been a long time since he wore them in a game. On Thursday, he didn’t participate in any team-based drills after warm-ups.
“I’d always rather practice, absolutely,” Brady said.
Brady was asked if he has played in games in more pain than he’s currently experiencing.
“I’ve played in a lot of games with pain,” he said.
Brady said the Jaguars present a “great challenge” for the Patriots heading into Sunday’s game.
“I think the team has worked hard to get to this point, and it will be a great game,” Brady said. “Playing against a really good team that’s good in all phases, we’re going to have to play really well.”