Tom Brady’s hand was reportedly ‘gushing blood’ after injury
There have been a variety of reports about the extent of Tom Brady’s hand injury, but much of what we have heard to this point seems to indicate the Patriots quarterback suffered some sort of nasty cut during Wednesday’s practice.
On Friday, Michael Felger of 98.5 The Sports Hub was told by a source that Brady received four stitches near the knuckle of his right thumb, but that he threw during practice and looked pretty good. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media later reported the same, noting that Brady was “zinging” the ball during Friday’s practice.
Two tidbits from #Patriots QB Tom Brady’s thumb injury: 1. It was gushing blood when it happened. 2. He was “zinging it pretty good today,” source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 19, 2018
That would certainly be an improvement from Thursday, when Brady did not throw at all and was listing as not having participated in practice.
If Brady did suffer some sort of laceration, it makes sense that he had to wait to throw and has been wearing gloves to hide the stitches. There have been indications that Las Vegas insiders believe the injury is serious, but it does not sound like Brady’s status for the AFC Championship Game is in doubt.