Tom Brady told "CBS This Morning" he's not worried about concussions but he's "not oblivious" to them either.
In an interview with Norah O'Donnell scheduled to air Sunday at 9 a.m., the Patriots quarterback, 40, reiterated the stance he's maintained from earlier interviews this summer.
“I don’t worry about them, no,” Brady said of concussions. “I mean, I’m not oblivious to them. I mean, I understand the risks that, you know, come with…the physical nature of our game.”
"CBS This Morning" is the show where last spring, Brady's wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, had said her husband had a concussion in the 2016 season.
In this interview, Brady also talked about his book, "The TB12 Method", a guide to his training methods and diet, which will be released next week. He also reiterated his goal of playing until his mid-40s.
“I don’t know what the future is going to look like, you know, and I’m not going to pretend to predict it,” Brady said. “And I’m going to do everything I can to take care of my body in advance of the, you know, of the hits that I’m gonna take on Sunday.
“I do want to go out on my terms,” Brady said. “I do want to go out playing my best.”
After Gisele Bundchen made an appearance on national television suggesting that her husband had sustained a concussion last season, the NFL and NFLPA promised to look into it.
They did. They found nothing.
"The NFL and NFLPA have conducted comprehensive evaluations of Concussion Protocol as it applied to Tom Brady during the 2016-17 season," the league and the union announced in a statement. "This review included an examination of all game film from every Patriots' game last season, every report from the Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultants and Booth ATC Spotters assigned to those games and Mr. Brady's medical records, which were produced pursuant to a release signed by Mr. Brady.
"This review identified no evidence of any deviation from the Protocol by the Patriots' medical staff or the Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultants assigned to Patriots' games or any indication that Mr. Brady sustained a concussion or reported signs or symptoms consistent with having sustained a concussion.
"We appreciate the cooperation of the Patriots' medical staff in conducting this review."
Gisele appeared on CBS This Morning back in May and told Charlie Rose that, "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."
Early in training camp, Brady was asked about his wife's comments.
"I don’t want to get into things that happened in my past, certainly medical history and so forth," Brady said. "I really don’t think that’s anyone’s business . . . I’m focused on this year and improving and working on things I need to get better at. That’s how I approach everything."
BROOKLINE, Mass. - An exclusive club near where Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen live has finally admitted the couple.
The Boston Globe reports that The Country Club in Brookline, a leafy and affluent Boston suburb, quietly approved membership for the Patriots quarterback and his supermodel wife.
Brady and Bundchen own a multimillion-dollar mansion next door. But their application languished for two years while other members debated whether they might be a little too high-profile for the privacy-minded club founded in 1882 on Chestnut Hill.
Club amenities include access to two golf courses, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a curling rink, an Olympic-size pool, skeet shooting, trails for cross-country skiing and a pond for ice skating.
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