New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was able to practice with his team-mates on Wednesday and admitted that he was "feeling better".
Brady took a knock to his right ankle in Sunday's surprise 20-10 defeat to the Miami Dolphins in what was the final regular season game, but had no noticeable limp as he walked into Wednesday's media briefing.
And Brady, who took part in the team's walkthrough at Gillette Stadium, believes there is still plenty of football to go for the Pats this season.
"I read a cool quote the other day," he admitted. "It said, 'I didn't come this far to only come this far.' So we've still got further to go."
The Patriots, who have a first-round bye in the play-offs, have lost their last two games but Brady insists his focus is now on the challenge ahead and not the concern over his ankle problem.
"Feeling better, better than I was a couple of days ago," Brady added. "Mentally, I'm ready to go. Physically, you always want to feel your best, and I think you've just got to work as hard as you can to do the right things to get to that point. That's where I feel like I'm at."
Also in attendance at Wednesday's walkthrough were key wide receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola, offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer, linebackers Dont’a Hightower and Jonathan Freeny, defensive end Rob Ninkovich, safety Patrick Chung and cornerback Justin Coleman.