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The Tom Brady hand injury has taken over the consciousness of Patriots fans. But that doesn’t mean Bill Belichick is going to say anything about it.

As you’d expect, Belichick didn’t directly address Brady’s injured hand when he spoke to reporters on Friday. Peppered with questions during his final presser before Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, Belichick gave his typical responses to injury inquiries.

So what’s the latest on Brady’s injury, anyway?

“We gave out the injury report yesterday. We’ll update it today.”

Do you regret trading Jimmy Garoppolo now that Brady is banged up?

“We’re getting ready for Jacksonville.”

Does it look like Brady will be a game-time decision?

“Today’s Friday.”

How does Brady’s status complicate the gameplan?

“I don’t know.”

How concerned are you that he can perform his usual functions at quarterback?

“I don’t know. We’ll see.”

As you'd expect, Bill Belichick won't talk about the Tom Brady hand injury. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Bill Belichick looks on in the second quarter of the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Tennessee Titans. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Brady participated in warmups with the Patriots on Thursday, when reporters caught a glimpse of the quarterback practicing with a glove on his throwing hand. The Thursday injury report later listed Brady as a non-participant in practice.

The severity of his hand injury remains unclear, and probably will stay that way until after the season’s over. But what’s certain is that Brady is still going to start on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game.

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But it’s not the least bit surprising that Belichick had his guard up for Friday’s presser. And he deflected the questions as well as ever.

Brady is scheduled to meet with the media on Friday afternoon. Player availability is approx. from 1:40-2:25 p.m.

— By Matt Dolloff,

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