BOSTON (CBS) — Tom Brady was on the field when the Patriots started their Thursday practice behind Gillette Stadium.

But the quarterback, who suffered a hand injury during Wednesday’s session, did not participate. Let the hysteria begin — again.

Brady was on the field as the Patriots stretched before Thursday’s practice, sporting gloves on both hands. Brady doesn’t typically wear a glove on his throwing hand, thus began speculation that he is hiding an injury ahead of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Several Patriots players were asked about Brady ahead of the injury report being sent out, but had little to say.

“I’m not a doctor or anything like that,” said center David Andrews.


Brady wearing a glove on his throwing hand does indeed raise a red flag. He was asked about wearing a glove on his throwing hand just a few weeks ago, and it’s not something he is particularly fond of.

“Early in my career I tried using a glove on my throwing hand a little bit. It didn’t go too well,” he said back on December 29, 2017. “I think it’s better without. But still, it’s tricky. Doing anything when it’s negative wind chill is pretty hard to do, but it’s challenging for everybody. It’s challenging for the defense, challenging for the offense. We’ll just have to go out and play well and focus on what you need to do. It makes you concentrate more.”

Brady was supposed to talk with reporters at Gillette Stadium on Thursday afternoon, but for the second straight day that chat was canceled. He’s now scheduled to talk on Friday, though that could change if he doesn’t practice.

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.

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