New England Patriots quarter-back Tom Brady says he will not be drawn on speculation as to whether a hand injury will hinder him in the AFC Championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Fears have been raised over the status of the five-time Super Bowl winner after he damaged his throwing hand during a workout on Wednesday.
The 40-year-old missed Thursday's practice session as a result and has been wearing gloves when in front of the media to conceal the injury.
Both Brady and head coach Bill Belichick have kept quiet about how serious the problem is, refusing to answer questions over whether he will be fit to face the Jags.
When asked about his hand and if he has been able to throw the ball in practice over the last two days, Brady replied: "I'm not talking about that."
The four-time Super Bowl MVP was then asked if he would be able to play through the pain barrier and said: "I've played in a lot of games with pain."
Sunday's opponents Jacksonville have said they are expecting to line up against Brady at Gillette Stadium, with Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone stating they are not buying in to all the speculation surrounding the injury.
The Patriots are 1.26 to win Sunday's clash in what will be their seventh successive appearance in an AFC Championship game.
Meanwhile, the Jaguars are lining up for their first Championship game in 19 years and are 4.00 to reach their first-ever Super Bowl.
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