Tom Brady’s Hand Injury
Patriot’s quarterback Tom Brady has had the right middle and ring fingers of his throwing hand taped together.
Buddy-taping reduces strain on torn ligaments of the interphalangeal and metacarpophalangeal joints, as well as minor fractures. His throwing velocity and accuracy are inevitably affected, because these fingers impart grip force and ball rotation.
Depending on the injury and degree, recovery times range from 1-2 months, and surgery may be required in severe cases.