It feels like so long ago that practically every New England media member scrutinized Tom Brady’s gloved throwing hand to figure out if it was seriously injured, right before the Jaguars-Patriots AFC title game. Thanks to the last episode of Brady’s Facebook docuseries, we now have a good look at the damage done by Rex Burkhead’s helmet in practice. It’s pretty much what was described at the time:
The cut did require more than 10 stitches and is on the inside part of his hand, near his thumb, a source told ESPN’s Mike Reiss, and there was significant blood.
Later in the episode, there’s a shot of the cut with stitches:
Yuck. A harried Brady completed 26 of 38 passes for 290 yards and two touchdowns as the Patriots squeaked by Jacksonville 24-20, and he did it with that. Not bad.