New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has not spoken publicly about concussions since his wife, Gisele Bundchen, did on CBS’ morning show this week. His agent, Don Yee, did on Friday, though, in a quote released by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
“Tom was not diagnosed with a concussion last year,” Yee told Schefter. “Many of the protocols and safeguards still are evolving, and it’s obviously a good thing the organization and everyone close to him is vigilant and always looking out for his health.”
Yee’s statement is contrary to what Bundchen said:
“He had a concussion last year. He has concussions pretty much every … we don’t talk about.”
Brady, at 39, has played 17 seasons in the NFL. He’s made 239 regular-season starts. And according to the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe, he has not been listed on the NFL’s injury report for head injuries dating back to 2003.
Brady has won five Super Bowls with the Patriots in his 17 seasons.
Tom Brady's agent Don Yee said today his client was not diagnosed with a concussion last season.
"Tom was not… https://t.co/0mD7t8td7g
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 19, 2017