Report: Tom Brady had stitches removed from hand, all set for Super Bowl

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Tom Brady’s much-discussed hand injury didn’t seem to bother him much during his comeback victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC title game. But just in case there were any lingering fears over Brady’s health, they can probably be put to bed.

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Brady reportedly played the Jags game with 12 stitches in his right hand. Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, those stitches were removed this past week, and Brady will be good to go for the Super Bowl.


Brady was injured in practice on the Wednesday before the AFC championship game. He reportedly collided with running back Rex Burkhead. His hand reportedly bled. X-Rays, though, came back negative.

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Brady practiced with gloves on both hands the rest of the week, but played without a glove on his throwing hand against Jacksonville. Instead, he had black tape over the wound.

Tom Brady checks his hand before the AFC championship game between the New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Getty)
Tom Brady checks his hand before the AFC championship game between the New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Getty)

Brady seemed cognizant of the injury last Sunday, but did not seem to be affected by it. And if the stitches are out, he certainly won’t be affected by it when the Patriots take the field against the Philadelphia Eagles for Super Bowl LII next Sunday in Minneapolis.

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