Tom Brady practices with glove on throwing hand
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was present at practice on Thursday despite suffering a hand injury the day before, but he was sporting a slightly different look that left some concerned.
Brady injured his hand in a minor collision with a teammate on Wednesday, but X-rays revealed no structural damage. It’s a good sign that he was on the practice field Thursday rather than with the trainers receiving treatment, but reporters noticed that Brady was sporting a glove on his right hand. That’s not something he has done during a game since earlier in his career, and the 40-year-old recently explained why he went away from it.
Tom Brady (from Dec. 29, 2017, on how he feels about wearing gloves during games with the weather in mind): "Early in my career I tried using a glove on my throwing hand a little bit. It didn’t go too well. I think it’s better without."
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 18, 2018
It was around 30 degrees at the time the Patriots practiced Thursday, so the weather may have factored into Brady’s decision. However, we should note that he chose not to wear a glove in New England’s game against the Jets a few weeks back, and that was one of the coldest games in team history.
Reports have indicated that Brady should be fine for Sunday’s game, and he is obviously going to play. But if he comes out wearing a glove against the Jaguars, it could be a good sign that something — even if it’s not much at all — is wrong with his right hand.