New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was asked Tuesday about the recent talk that Tom Brady might have played through a concussion last year on his way to his fifth Super Bowl title.
But to no one's surprise, Belichick didn't say all that much.
"We file injury reports every week," he said. "So I'm not sure when the next one's due, probably sometime in September, but we'll have one for you then."
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Asked about the difficulty of reporting concussions, he didn't offer much more. "We file our reports in compliance with league guidelines," he said. The coach fielded a few more concussion-related questions before moving on to other topics.
The Brady concussion conversation first surfaced last month when his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, said during an interview on "CBS This Morning" that her husband had suffered a concussion during the 2016 season.
"He had a concussion last year. I mean, he has concussions pretty much every...," Bundchen said, before cutting herself off. "I mean, we don't talk about it, but he does have concussions."
The NFL said at the time that there were no records indicating that Brady suffered a head injury or concussion or exhibited or complained of any concussion symptoms.
The league requires "significant or noteworthy" injuries to be reported, regardless of whether a player is expected to miss playing time. Brady was never listed in league-required injury reports for a concussion or head injury at any point during either the 2016 calendar year or the 2016 season.
The Patriots are holding a three-day mini-camp this week at Gillette Stadium. Attendance is mandatory, so Brady is expected to be there.