New England quarterback Tom Brady told reporters Wednesday that his sprained right ankle is on the mend and that he expects to play when the Patriots host an AFC playoff game on Jan. 16.

“Feeling better. Better than I was a couple days ago,” Brady said Wednesday before the team’s practice in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

“I’ve always dealt with injuries. I’m very confident I know how to deal with injuries. Believe me, I’ll be doing everything I can to be out there. There is nothing else in my life that’s a priority at this point other than getting to feel like I’m 100 percent.”

Brady was injured Sunday in Miami when Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh landed on him in the first half of the Patriots’ 20-10 loss.

“Suh is a big guy and he just came down on the back of me,” Brady said. “Obviously, however big he is, 300 pounds, and he just kind of collapses on the back of your legs, there is going to be some residual damage to that. It’s part of football.”

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