NFL, NLFPA: ‘No Brady Concussion Last Year’ [VIDEO]
On opening night eve, the NFL says there is no evidence Patriots QB Tom Brady suffered a concussion during the 2016 season. Both the league and the players association have signed off on this review of Brady from last year's games.
Remember it was Brady's wife, Giselle, who said her husband had suffered a concussion last year. It came during an appearance on a CBS TV morning show.
The review looked at every Tom Brady play during the season and interviews with medical officials at the games and on the Patriots staff.
- NFL Statement
"The NFL and NFLPA have conducted comprehensive evaluations of the Concussion Protocol as it applied to Tom Brady during the 2016-17 season," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement released by the league. "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."
NOTE: The Patriots play the KC Chiefs tomorrow night in the NFL season opener. Live coverage on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket begins at 5:30pm.