FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The Patriots say quarterback Tom Brady did not attend a scheduled AFC championship news conference Wednesday because he was meeting with the team medical staff for a right hand injury.
According to New England's first injury report of the week, Brady was a limited participant in the practice held earlier in the day.
It was the Patriots' first practice in preparation for Sunday's conference title game against Jacksonville. Defensive lineman Alan Branch and running backs Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead also were limited by knee injuries.
Brady appeared on the Patriots' weekly injury report several times during the latter half of the regular season with both an Achilles tendon and left shoulder injury.
The 40-year-old has never missed a playoff start during his 18-year career.
---
For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL

Recent NFL Discussions

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Predicting where Cousins will Land Kirk Cousins will be one of the most coveted free agents this NFL offseason and oddsmakers have posted odds for which teams he could land with next season. Here's...
Thumbnail 49ers Lock up Jimmy Garoppolo On Thursday the San Francisco 49ers locked up quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a long-term deal. With that, here's a look at their current Super...
Thumbnail 2019 Super Bowl Futures Odds Following their loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl LII, are the Patriots still favored to win in 2019?
Thumbnail Super Bowl 52 Prediction Will the Philadelphia Eagles pull off yet another upset this postseason when they take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52?
Thumbnail Super Bowl MVP Award Prediction Will Tom Brady win Super Bowl 52 MVP? Unsurprisingly, he is the favorite but is he the best bet on the board?

NFL Team Pages