Tom Brady injury update: Patriots QB reportedly received stitches for injury, still ‘zinging it’

Reviews of Tom Brady’s performance during his limited practice Friday may assuage concerns about the quarterback’s throwing hand ahead of the Patriots’ AFC championship game against the Jaguars on Sunday.

While Brady was as mum as possible about the injury after Friday’s practice, his teammates said he looked just fine.

Conrad Burry of Sportslogos.net, who has a strong track record of ferreting out NBA uniform information before it’s officially announced, reported on Monday that he had confirmed the leaks as legitimate.

The Celtics own an offensive rating of 108.1 when Irving is on the floor. That number plummets to a team-worst 97.5 when he’s off the court.

Irving was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star starter pool Thursday, finishing as the top vote-getter among East guards. Through 43 appearances this season, Irving is averaging 24.1 points, 5.0 assists and 3.6 rebounds over 32.7 minutes per game.

Hunt, named PFWA Rookie of the Year on Thursday, took an afternoon to enjoy his memorable rookie season. Hunt spent Friday signing cards at a Panini America event at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. It’s quite a whirlwind for the rookie considering where he started in training camp. Hunt was just trying to find a niche behind starter Spencer Ware.

I didn’t want there to be any drop-off on the offense, Hunt said. I knew what I could do, and I just wanted to go out there and make plays.

Hunt helped Kansas City finish 10-6 in the regular season. The Chiefs lost a 22-21 heartbreaker to the Tennessee Titans in the AFC wild-card game on Jan. 6. Now, the Chiefs have a quarterback dilemma with Alex Smith and Patrick Mahomes II. Hunt said that’s a situation where there’s no choice but to be prepared for anything and added that Smith was a huge help in his rookie season.

Alex is just such a great leader and he definitely knows about everything about the offense, Hunt said. He knows he is, and when he goes out there he’s tough. I know Alex is a winner, and I love having guys like that on our team. patriots_123_a393b79d8269114e-180x180

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