LOOK: Tom Brady offers first glimpse at gashed hand
Tom Brady's hand injury was as disgusting as he described it.
During the web series finale of "Tom vs Time" on Monday, the Patriots quarterback revealed the first gimpse at the gash that almost cut short his season.
"When I hurt my thumb, I thought, 'This is it. This is the way the season ends,'" Brady said in the episode.
"I'm looking down at my thumb as it's split open, and I'm thinking, 'I really don't know what happened to my thumb, but I know it doesn't feel good and I'm having a real hard time believing I'm going to go out and play well against the number one ranked defense in four days.'"
Brady injured his right hand - his throwing hand - at practice in the days leading up to the team's AFC championship win over the Jacksonville Jaguars and required 12 stitches.
While the injury didn't appear to bother him once the stitches were removed, Brady and the New England Patriots still fell to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52.
Tom Brady's hand. Nasty stuff pic.twitter.com/Z4mRn4CtjX-- Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) March 12, 2018
From Tom vs. Time, here's Patriots QB Tom Brady's thumb just before the AFC title game. pic.twitter.com/njt8rwEK9p-- Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 12, 2018