Tom Brady on gloved hand: 'It's getting better'

  • By Nick Shook
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Tom Brady's right hand might not see the light of day (at least publicly) until Super Bowl Sunday.

The quarterback took the podium during media availability on Tuesday wearing a gray hoodie and a black glove -- made for him by Under Armour, according to Brady -- on his throwing hand.

"My hand, it's getting better," Brady said. "It's not quite where I want it to be. So I'm just trying to protect it the best way I can. It's obviously a very important part of my body for a quarterback, so I just want it to be as healthy as possible for the game on Sunday.

"Under Armour just made it for me. It's a great glove. It's got a lot of recovery in it, and that's what I need."

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Brady had the 12 stitches in his right hand removed last week. After discussing his hand, Brady took swigs from a bottle of water he held in with much-scrutinized appendage.

It's anyone's guess how a glove can provide recovery, but the guy wearing it is also a purveyor of "recovery pajamas." He's also a wearer of five Super Bowl rings. We'll leave it to him to explain the science.