Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reportedly played with ligament damage in his throwing hand

Anwar S Richardson
Shutdown Corner

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady witnessed several of his teammates sustain major injuries this season. Apparently, he was determined not to join that list.

Brady sustained minor ligament damage in his throwing hand back in October and fought through the pain, according to NFL Network reporter Albert Breer. The injury did not prevent Brady from leading New England to the AFC championship on Sunday.

Conspiracy theorists, you can finally sleep easy tonight.

You were right.

Many fans took a screen shot of Brady’s throwing hand during a game against the Miami Dolphins on October 27. Brady’s hand appeared to be swollen, but he downplayed that apparent injury after the game. New England trailed by 14 points at halftime before rallying for a 27-17 victory.

Most NFL players fight through some sort of injury during the NFL season, so this nothing new. However, Brady has a reputation for being a “pretty boy," but fighting through this injury showed his toughness.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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