Tom Brady’s Wife, Gisele Bundchen, Says Brady Had A Concussion Last Year
So this story is a few days old now, but I wanted to give my quick little take on it. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s wife, super model Gisele Bundchen, caused some controversy the other day as she let it slip that Brady had a concussion last year. In an interview with CBS This Morning, Gisele was asked about Brady’s recent comments that she is trying to get him to retire and she responded by talking about how aggressive the sport of football is and how she wants her husband to be healthy for the rest of his life.
Bundchen said that Brady had a concussion this past year and then went on to say, “I mean he has concussions pretty much every — I mean we don’t talk about — but he does have concussions.” It seems like she noticed right away that she had put her foot in her mouth and she started to stumble over her words a bit. This was big news because Brady played in every single game of the season besides the four that he was suspended and hasn’t missed any real amount of time since his ACL injury in 2008.
Obviously, if you have a concussion you are not supposed to be playing and Brady did just that. He never seemed to show signs of being concussed and there are no documented instances of Brady having a head injury. In this day and age, concussions are a huge deal so this obviously became headline news. After all that Tom Brady has been through, this is not exactly what he wanted to be dealing with now.
While Gisele may not know for sure that Brady actually had a concussion, the idea that he had one, or multiple isn’t far off. While playing in the NFL, it would be more outrageous to say that someone never had a concussion. It didn’t necessarily need to come from a huge hit either, because studies show that even a regular hit at that level of play could cause a minor concussion.
The Patriots haven’t filed any reports of Brady having a concussion and Brady’s agent, Don Yee, came out and directly contradicted Gisele’s claim that his client had one in 2016. Meanwhile, the league released a statement basically saying that there is nothing to see here. In one way, it’s surprising to see the league not come down on the Patriots and Brady but when you remember that concussions are the like the boogeyman to the NFL you realize they’d rather not even talk about it.
As for Gisele, I’m sure her husband wasn’t too happy with her for causing this uproar. It’s not the first time she’s said something a little controversial, and this time she could have caused a lot of harm to not only Brady, but the Patriots and team employees.
Hopefully Brady is being smart about his health and hopefully this all blows over. We don’t need Concussion Gate to go along with all of the other annoying Patriots topics of the last few years.