Sources told Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer that Tom Brady suffered a collateral ligament sprain in his right thumb, in addition to the cut.
Tom Brady suffered a collateral ligament sprain in his right thumb in addition to the cut that caused him to get stitches in his hand, sources told Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer.
After the Patriots' 24–20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Brady got 12 stitches beneath is right thumb.
Brady missed practice Thursday and was limited in practice Friday after injuring his hand in practice Wednesday. Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports Brady needed more than 10 stitches in his hand after it was initially reported that he only needed four stitches.
When Brady took the field to warmup for Sunday's AFC Championship game he was not wearing a glove like he had in the previous practices and during media availability this week, but he instead had a piece of black tape going from his palm, under his thumb to the back of his hand.
Huge ovation for Brady as he runs onto the field. No glove on the right hand. Jay-Z on the speakers. Late January in New England, basically.— Greg Bishop (@GregBishopSI) January 21, 2018
The thumb is revealed to the world: No glove, just a piece of black tape.— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) January 21, 2018
Brady will be playing in his eighth Super Bowl.