2017 AFC Championship

Dr. Flynn’s Mailbag: Final thoughts on Tom Brady’s thumb, and AFC Championship injury breakdown

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Happy Championship weekend, everyone! It’s been a tumultuous week for Patriots fans - riding high after a great win against Tennessee, followed by news that Tom Brady injured his throwing hand and missed a Thursday practice before the biggest game of the season. I delayed my usual Friday mailbag in hopes of more information out of Foxborough on the particulars of his injury … naive and wishful thinking! Things are starting to look up, though, for the quarterback’s ability to play through his throwing hand injury. I’ll discuss why that is in this weed’s special Saturday Championship weekend edition of the BSJ injury mailbag…

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Doc, Felger reporting a cut on the knuckle that required stitches. IMO, that’s better than ligament damage. If true, how does that impact his throwing? How do you treat that to play? (Edward Ingraham, @Whofan70)