Asked how confident he is that he will play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game, Brady said: “We’ll see.”
Brady injured his right hand during a minor collision in Wednesday’s practice, according to a source. He underwent tests after practice, which led to him canceling his scheduled news conference that was supposed to air on NFL Network.
He was held out of Thursday’s full-pads practice after warm-ups. Brady had gone through some light stretching and jogging Thursday, wearing red gloves on both hands, which isn’t the norm for him.
Veteran backup Brian Hoyer took all the repetitions in Thursday’s practice.
A source said Brady’s hand “should be OK” for Sunday’s game, while another source acknowledged that it could affect him “slightly” in the game, but Brady is moving forward with the belief that he will be able to carry out his role effectively.
ESPN’s Mike Reiss contributed to this report.