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Brady on finger injury: 'Guys are banged up'

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Quarterback Tom Brady, visibly frustrated following the Patriots' 22-21 loss to the Dolphins, shed little light on his finger injury that created a pregame buzz.

The injury didn’t seem to affect Brady much, as he finished 19 of 29 for 352 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. The performance included long connections to Randy Moss (58 yards), Wes Welker (58 yards) and Sam Aiken (81 yards).

Asked about the injury and how it affected him, Brady said: “A lot of guys are banged up at this time of year. You have to get the job done if you’re out there on the field and play great. At times we did that. Other times we didn’t. There are a lot of guys that are banged up.”

Asked a follow-up question if that was a way of saying he wasn’t 100 percent, Brady answered by saying he didn’t think many players were 100 percent at this time of year.

“It’s late in the year, it’s a physical game, you still have to go out and get the job done,” he said.

Brady wouldn’t reveal why he went to the locker room after his first-quarter 58-yard touchdown pass to Moss. It was announced that he had an arm injury.

“I needed to come in and get some stuff taken care of; I’m not going to tell you guys [specifics],” he said.