Gisele: Concussions Can’t Stop Tom Brady From Winning Super Bowls
Gisele Bündchen, the Brazilian supermodel and wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, just revealed that he might have played through a concussion during the 2016 season on his way to yet another Super Bowl victory.
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel joined “CBS This Morning” for an interview with Charlie Rose that aired Wednesday, during which she let the secret slip.
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“He had a concussion last year. He has concussions pretty much every …” she said, before stopping herself. “I mean, we don’t talk about it. But he does have concussions. I don’t really think it’s a healthy thing for anybody to go through.”
The 36-year-old model and mother of two has previously said that she wants her husband to retire from football.
Shortly after Brady won his fifth Super Bowl in February cementing his claim as the greatest quarterback to ever play the game, she tried to convince him to hang it up. He didn’t go for it.
“That kind of aggression all the time, that cannot be healthy for you,” she said to Rose. “I’m planning on him being healthy and do a lot of fun things when we’re like 100, I hope.”
Brady sat out for the first four games during the 2016 season for his involvement in the “Deflategate” scandal. He missed practice toward the end of the season due to reported leg, thigh and ankle injuries, The Associated Press reports. He was never listed in injury reports for a head injury or a concussion during the 2016-17.