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Asked If He'll Play Sunday, Brady Says, 'We'll see'

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Forget the threat of a federal government shutdown, the only thing on the minds of a lot of New Englanders Friday is whether star quarterback Tom Brady will play in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. 

Brady, who has been limited in practice all week with an injury to his right hand, spoke to reporters Friday for the first time in a couple of days, but did not have a whole lot to say. 

Asked if it was 'thumbs up or down' for playing Sunday, Brady responded, " We'll see."   He declined to say if he had thrown footballs during practice.    

Brady wore gloves during practice and at the podium during his news conference.  

With the exception of the entire 2008 season, when he was hurt in the first game, Brady has never missed a start because of injury.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.