Patriots' Brady misses practice with right hand injury

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who again wore red gloves on both hands during his Friday news conference, said he isn't talking about his right hand injury but relayed that he participated in the team's entire practice earlier in the day. He responded the same way when asked how he injured his hand during Wednesday's practice.

The five-time Super Bowl champion was also mum on whether or not he participated in practice Friday, sharing only that he was "out there", which adds no clarification given that he was on the field before Thursday's practice but did not participate.

The 40-year-old's status is a key question ahead of a game that will determine which team advances to the Super Bowl on February 4 but Belichick deflected all questions regarding Brady. Though X-rays were negative, Brady did not practice on Thursday, canceled his last two media sessions, and was seen wearing a glove on his right hand on Thursday.

Brady was asked if he has played in games in more pain than he's now experiencing. The Jaguars stunned the Pittsburgh in a divisional playoff game to advance the conference championship game and their defense could cause problems for the Patriots. You have to actually play the game to determine it.

"We're going to get ready for Jacksonville, do the best that we can, make the best decisions for the team that we can", Belichick said.