FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots say quarterback Tom Brady did not attend a scheduled AFC championship game news conference Wednesday because he was meeting with the team medical staff for a right hand injury.

According to New England’s first injury report of the week, Brady was a limited participant in the practice held earlier in the day.

It was the Patriots’ first practice in preparation for Sunday’s game against Jacksonville. Defensive lineman Alan Branch and running backs Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead also were limited by knee injuries.

Brady appeared on the Patriots’ weekly injury report several times during the latter half of the regular season because of an Achilles tendon injury and a left shoulder injury.

According to the Boston Herald, Brady jammed his hand in a collision with a teammate.

The 40-year-old has never missed a playoff start during his 18-year career.

THE PATRIOTS had perfect attendance at practice last week ahead of their AFC divisional round matchup with the Tennessee Titans. That was not the case Wednesday.

Cornerback and special teams gunner Jonathan Jones sustained an ankle in the divisional round and was placed on injured reserve Wednesday. He was replaced on the 53-man roster by wide receiver and kick returner Bernard Reedy, who was on the practice squad.

Meanwhile, the Patriots elected not to activate wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell from injured reserve before Wednesday’s deadline, so he won’t be able to return even if the team makes it to the Super Bowl. Mitchell has not played all season.

Offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle was at practice on a stationary bike after suffering a minor knee injury last week.

PICTURE RELIVING the epic Super Bowl win last February by the New England Patriots in a film by Oscar-nominated screenwriters. Surely it will be nowhere near as good as the game itself, but it is certainly an enticing prospect for fans around the world.

Sports Illustrated reports a new book and new movie will focus on the comeback win over the Falcons and the long road to that fifth championship. The book will reportedly be written by bestseller author Casey Sherman, as well as journalist Dave Wedge, who helped write the book Boston Strong.

Meanwhile, a movie by Oscar-nominated writers Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, who created the movie Patriots Day, will follow Tom Brady and the team from Deflategate to the Super Bowl comeback.

The movie’s release date has not been announced yet, and the book is scheduled for publishing sometime in 2018.

JACKSONVILLE SAFETY Tashaun Gipson and guard Patrick Omameh missed practice Wednesday.

Gipson sat out because of a foot injury suffered in last weekend’s victory at Pittsburgh. Omameh was held out of because of an undisclosed illness.

Running back Leonard Fournette (ankle), defensive tackle Malik Jackson (ankle) and safety Barry Church (shoulder) were limited participants. Fournette tweaked his right ankle in the second quarter against the Steelers, but later returned and finished with 109 yards rushing and three touchdowns.