Gisele: Brady had concussion last year

Quarterback's wife talks about his long-term health in CBS interview

David Tanklefsky
May 17, 2017 - 12:51 pm

Tom Brady may seem invincible to many Patriots fans, but to his wife the seriousness of football-related injuries is all too real. In an interview with Charlie Rose for CBS This Morning, Gisele Bundchen said Brady had a concussion last season.

"He had a concussion last year," Bundchen said. "I mean he has concussions pretty much, I mean, we don't talk about it but he does have concussions. I don't really think it's a healthy thing for your body to go through...That kind of agression all the time, that cannot be healthy for you."

Brady played in 12 regular season games last year and three postseason games, including the Super Bowl. He missed the first four games of the year serving a suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate, but did not miss any time due to injury. He occasionally missed practice time because of a knee injury but a concussion was never mentioned, let alone listed on any injury report.

Brady's healthy eating and workout habits are well known. Bundchen told Rose he is feeling good and continues to pay attention to what he eats. 

Brady has said he would like to play until he's at least 45. Bundchen didn't directly address Rose's question when he asked if she was encouraging him to retire.

"I'm planning on having him be healthy and do a lot of fun things when we're like a hundred," she said. "I hope."

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