FOXBORO -- Before Tuesday's practice at Gillette Stadium, Bill Belichick was asked for his team's reaction to Gisele Bundchen's appearance on CBS This Morning last month when she told Charlie Rose that her husband Tom Brady "had a concussion last year."
"We file injury reports every week," Belichick said. "So I’m not sure when the next one’s due, probably sometime in September, but we’ll have one for you then."
He added: "We file our reports in compliance with league guidelines."
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During her appearance on CBS, Bundchen expressed some concern for her husband's well-being as he enters his 18th NFL season and approaches his 40th birthday.
“He does have concussions. I mean he has concussions pretty much every . . . You know, we don’t talk about it but he does have concussions," she said.
"I don’t think it’s a healthy thing for your body to go through. Through that kind of aggression, like, all the time. That cannot be healthy for you, right?”
Brady's agent Don Yee released a statement soon thereafter saying, "Tom was not diagnosed with a concussion last year. 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."
The NFL got involved as well, stating that "there are no records that indicate that Mr. Brady suffered a head injury or concussion, or exhibited or complained of concussion symptoms."
Belichick was asked if he's seen any change in recent years in players' willingness to report head injuries.
"You know, our medical staff really handles the injury situation with players," he said. "Players don’t come to me and I don’t treat them for injuries. That’s not really my job. That’s what we have medical staff for."
Belichick's foundation announced in 2015 that it had partnered with SafetyTag -- which allows parents and coaches involved in youth sports leagues to upload and access medical records, waivers and emergency contacts -- to "take the lead on improved player safety."
When asked to what degree player safety matters to him personally, particularly as it pertains to head injuries, Belichick referenced his foundation's work in that regard.
"I think I’ve talked about that quite a bit," he said. "Our foundation supports that cause. Personally, I’ve spent a lot of time on it."