BOSTON (CBS) — Tom Brady practiced with his Patriots teammates on Friday and is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
That means it’s 50-50 whether or not Brady will play on Sunday, but chances are the quarterback will be out there come kickoff.
Brady was a limited participant in New England’s final practice of the week. The quarterback, who injured his right hand during Wednesday’s practice, wasn’t seen making any throws during the media portion of Friday’s practice, but he was spotting making a fist with his right hand. That, and the questionable designation, are promising signs that he will indeed play when the Pats host the Jaguars with a trip to Super Bowl LII on the line.
Brady didn’t have much to say about his injury when he spoke with reporters on Friday afternoon, and even said “We’ll see,” when asked if he would play on Sunday. He wore gloves during Thursday’s media portion of practice and again on Friday, even wearing them to the podium when he talked with reporters.
According to a report from 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Michael Felger, Brady received four stitches near his knuckle after hitting his hand off a teammates helmet on Wednesday, but the injury is not expected to affect him in Sunday’s game.
Defensive lineman Allan Branch, running backs Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee and offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle are all questionable for Sunday’s AFC title game with knee injuries. We’ll know for certain Brady will play when the Patriots submit their inactive list 90 minutes before kickoff on Sunday.
For the Jaguars, only safety Tashaun Gibson showed up on their final injury report, listed as questionable with a foot injury.
You can catch Sunday’s Patriots-Jaguars AFC Championship Game on WBZ-TV — the flagship station of the New England Patriots. Pregame coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. with a special 90-minute edition of Patriots GameDay, kickoff is set for 3:05 p.m., and after the game get all the reaction and analysis on Patriots 5th Quarter.