It included a 'Good Morning America' appearance, the releasing of his final 'Tom vs. Time' episode, and him chugging a beer on the 'The Late Show' with Stephen Colbert. "This is the way the season ends".
Brady was stitched up and underwent some acupuncture around the wound, and by Friday of that week was feeling more confident that he could play.
Images of the hand can be seen below. "The kids are on their iPad and they need to be fed, and you get on with your life".
Brady did start and finish the game, against Jacksonville, leading the Patriots back from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit; he calls it "one of the great wins we've ever had". We drove there, and we all decided we'd go out to dinner together.
But as far as dealing with such a big loss, Brady is taking the common route of "Time Heals All Wounds". "Time" had to be redone because it was originally filmed before the Super Bowl and had assumed the Patriots would win. "And then again, that game is so hard to win because you're going against the other best team in the league".
Midway through last season, Brady declared his intention to play until he's 45 years old during a meeting with team owner Robert Kraft. "I also realize I'm a lot closer to the end than the beginning, and you don't know when you're going to get opportunities again".
Tom Brady is the epitome of the "half-man, half-amazing" discussion that we have when talking about transcendant athletes in their respective sports.