FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady has broken the silence on his mysterious hand injury.
The New England Patriots quarterback suffered an injury to his throwing hand while making a handoff at Wednesday’s practice and refused to divulge any information prior to Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
But the 40-year-old quarterback released a statement on the injury to Westwood One just prior to kickoff at Gillette Stadium, calling it a “fluke injury.”
“It was just a very fluke injury,” the statement reads, per ESPN’s Mike Reiss. “It was something that’s happened a lot of times over the course of my career and there was a collision in practice and, you know, my hand suffered a bit of an injury, but hopefully I can go out there and still be really effective and we’ll see what I can do today.”
Brady is playing in his seventh consecutive AFC Championship Game, and while it was reported he would wear a glove on his throwing hand, he came out for warmups with just some tape around the stitches.
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