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On ESPN, Tom Brady addresses Gisele Bundchen's concussion comments, his mom's health, more

Ryan Hannable
July 02, 2017 - 9:56 am

Tom Brady recently wrapped up a promotional tour to Asia with Under Armour.

E:60 camera crews were there along the way to document the trip and also included a Brady sit down interview with Kevin Negandhi which aired Sunday morning on ESPN.

The interview touched a number of different subjects, both on and off the field.

A few months ago, Brady's wife Gisele Bundchen went on CBS and said Brady has had multiple concussions, including last year.

"Football, like he had a concussion last year, I mean he has concussions pretty much every–you know, we don’t talk about it but he does have concussions," Bundchen said. "I don’t really think it’s a healthy thing for your body to go through like, through that kind of aggression like, all the time–that cannot be healthy for you, right?"

Brady was asked how much the two of them talk about the hits he takes and the quarterback didn't really address it, but didn't deny anything she said.

“She’s there every day," Brady said. "We go to bed in the same bed every night, so I think she knows when I am sore. She knows when I am tired. She knows when I get hit. We drive home together. But, she also knows how well I take care of myself. She’s a very concerned wife and very loving.”

The soon-to-be 40-year-old was asked how long he plans on playing, and he gave the same answer he's given in the past -- his mid-40s.

“There’s always a disclaimer. My mid-40s I have always said, so naturally that is 45, but football is a contact sport," Brady said. "I don’t think you can take anything for granted in football. Things happen. It’s just part of the sport. I would love to continue playing at that level. As long as I keep playing well and committed to it, I will keep doing it. I know I have a lot left in me.”

Brady also said his wife will continue to support him no matter how long he wants to play.

“She’ll support me as long as I continue to want to play," he said. "She’s like my mom, the two of them sitting next to each other in the suite watching me get hit all day, I’m sure is not fun. They know how well I take care of myself, too.”

Following are more highlights from the interview. For more Patriots news, visit weei.com/sports-team/patriots.

On having his mom Galynn, who battled cancer last year, at Super Bowl LI: “Well, family is so important to me. My mom, she’s a wonderful inspiration for all of us. She’s such a lover. She’s such a care-giver. She is so compassionate and empathetic. I think that can teach us all a lot of those things.”

On his mom's health: “She’s doing better. She’s doing a lot better. The prognosis is good. She’s on the right path. Her treatments have finished and everyone is happy about that.”

On the 283 diamonds in the Super Bowl ring: “Yeah, Mr. Kraft, there was a lot of thought he put into that. 28-3 and 283, I thought that was a really cool concept. That game is in everyone’s mind forever."

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