Tom Brady on throwing hand injury: ‘Not quite where I want to be’

(WHDH) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told the media Tuesday that the injury he suffered in practice prior to the AFC Championship game is still not healed.

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“My hand? It’s getting better. It’s not quite where I want to be,” Brady said when asked about his right hand, which was covered with a black glove.

Brady reportedly had to have 12 stitches after gashing his thumb during a hand-off to Rex Burkhead. The injury appeared to be a non-factor against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but Brady hopes to be in a better place before the Super Bowl.

“It’s obviously a very important part of my body,” Brady said. “I  just want it to be as healthy as possible for the game on Sunday.”

Brady said Under Armour made him a special glove for his Super Bowl preparations.

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“It’s a great glove. It’s got a lot of recovery in it. That’s what I need at this time,” Brady said.

Brady threw for 290 yards and two touchdowns in a comeback win over the Jaguars to secure a Super Bowl birth.

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