Tom Brady receives four stitches in thumb, questionable for AFCCG
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After days of speculation surrounding Tom Brady's mystery thumb injury, we finally have a bit more concrete information. 98.5 The Sports Hub's Michael Felger is reporting that Brady suffered the injury when he hit a buckle on a teammate's helmet while throwing, and that the cut required four stitches around the knuckle to close.
Brady is listed as questionable against the Jaguars in this week's AFC Championship Game. Felger elaborated that the quarterback suffered no structural or ligament damage to the thumb, and that it shouldn't affect his play significantly during the game:
Felger on Brady injury: “No fracture. No ligament. Just a cut from hitting the buckle on someone’s helmet. Four stitches around the knuckle, should not affect him.
If Patriots fans needed any more reassurance, a source told the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that Brady was "zinging [the ball] pretty good" during Friday's practice. While an injury to the franchise quarterback is never good, the Patriots appear to have dodged a bullet this time. Brady is on track to play without any restrictions.