Brady active with taped throwing hand for AFC Championship Game

Despite suffering a hand injury in practice this week, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will play, as expected, in the AFC Championship Game.

Concern over Brady's condition was raised when he hurt his hand after a team-mate ran into him during practice ahead of their clash with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Both the Patriots and Brady refused to divulge much over his prospects of playing, however, he was unsurprisingly listed as active for Sunday's game at Gillette Stadium, though he went through warm-ups with his hand taped.

Victory will see Brady reach the Super Bowl for the eighth time in his remarkable career. Should the Patriots defend their Super Bowl title, Brady will become the first player in NFL history to win six Super Bowls.

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