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NFL chief dismisses Gisele Bundchen’s concussion remarks

The boss of America’s National Football League has dismissed claims model Gisele Bundchen made during a recent TV chat about her sportsman husband’s concussions.
Gisele and her man, Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, hit the headlines earlier this month (May17) after she revealed the athlete had suffered a series of serious head injuries throughout last season.
NFL rules state that players with a suspected concussion must seek immediate sideline treatment to determine how bad the injury is and sit out the remainder of the game.
Brady missed the opening four games of the 2016 season as a result of a suspension, but he played every other game as the Patriots marched to the final game in February (17).
However, in a recent TV interview, Gisele suggested her husband should have been sidelined more with concussions.
“He has concussions pretty much every… I mean we don’t talk about it,” she said, “but he has concussions and I don’t really think it’s a healthy thing for your body to go through.”
Her comments prompted other NFL stars to reveal they have hidden concussions from team medics and their families, but now Brady’s agent Don Yee appears to have contradicted his star client’s wife by insisting the quarterback was “not diagnosed with a concussion last year”, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has also dismissed Gisele’s remarks.
“He has not been diagnosed with a concussion or was not last season,” Goodell said. “This is something that’s an ongoing issue for us. We want to make sure that the proper medical care is given to every player. The responsibility is a shared responsibility for our teams, our medical professionals, the players themselves.”
Brady has yet to comment on his wife’s remarks.

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