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Tom Brady sounded alarms across New England on Wednesday when he showed up on the Patriots’ injury report with a surprise right hand injury. Within hours, new reports emerged about what’s ailing him.

First, the Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian reported that Brady jammed his throwing hand during practice on Wednesday. X-rays showed no structural damage. ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported later on Wednesday that a source told him Brady’s hand injury “should be OK” for Sunday.

Later still, the Boston Globe’s Jim McBride gave more details on how Brady’s injury occurred. The QB reportedly “suffered a cut” while making a handoff and accidentally colliding with a teammate. It’s apparently what led him to cancel his press conference and meet with medical staff.

Tom Brady Injured Hand In Practice But Should Be OK (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots reacts during the 2017 AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Tennessee Titans. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Tom Brady Injured Hand: The Latest

It appears that Brady’s status for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Jaguars isn’t in doubt and never was. According to the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe, sources believe Brady’s injury won’t affect him on Sunday – assuming the initial treatment goes according to plan.

Dr. David J. Chao, known as “@ProFootballDoc” on Twitter, analyzed what he believes is wrong with Brady’s hand for the San Diego Union-Tribune on Thursday. The headline describes the injury as an “open finger dislocation,” but that sounds worse than it actually could be. And ultimately, he’s just speculating based on a series of tweets. And he even acknowledges that Brady could easily play through such an injury. So at the end of the day, take this guy’s report with a grain of the proverbial salt.

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Despite the encouraging initial reporting on Brady’s hand, it’s certainly worth monitoring in the coming days. It’s hard not to sound ominous when reporting on an injury to the most important player on the field for the Patriots. So news on the “Tom Brady Injured Hand Heard ‘Round The World” is probably far from over.

— By Matt Dolloff,

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