Tom Brady practices through injuries fairly often, despite sitting out several sessions in recent weeks. But Brady injured his right hand during practice on Wednesday, creating a whole new issue for the already-banged up Patriots quarterback.
Ultimately, Brady’s throwing hand didn’t keep him out of practice on Thursday. But, as a result of the right hand injury, Brady practiced with gloves on both hands at Gillette Stadium. He typically doesn’t practice with a glove on his throwing hand.
Tom Brady Practices: Photo & Video Evidence!
Not convinced that Brady practiced with gloves on both hands? Reporters in attendance gave us some evidence!
Tom Brady, wearing red gloves on both hands, loosens up at the start of practice. pic.twitter.com/9aIWhf9cNI— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 18, 2018
We didn't get to see Brady throw. I did, however, take this sweet video. pic.twitter.com/HdFpRHUkO0— Kevin Duffy (@KevinRDuffy) January 18, 2018
Tom Brady is present at practice. Red gloves on both hands. pic.twitter.com/FkS8qkOYqT— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) January 18, 2018
The team only allowed reporters to attend warmups, so no one got to see Brady throw the football. Multiple reports cited perfect attendance at practice.
So this was to be expected with TomBradyHandInjuryGate. In light of the injury news and the bizarre way it unfolded on Wednesday, of course reporters scrutinized the gloved hand to comical degrees. It’s not exactly something that should be ignored.
For what it’s worth, Brady said just a few weeks ago that he doesn’t like wearing a glove on his throwing hand in cold weather. But it’s likely that Thursday’s glove has to do with the injury more than the cold. Otherwise, that would be quite the coincidence.
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
At the end of the day, Brady is expected to be fine for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. If the injury won’t keep him off the field, then many won’t see it as something even worth discussing. But until we get to see Brady actually throw the ball, the questions will linger.
It will be interesting to see how Brady responds when reporters pepper him with questions about his hand during his scheduled press conference on Thursday. As well as how his hand will look during that presser in he first place.
— By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
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