Tom Brady’s father says both he and his wife battled COVID-19 last year, which “emphasized” the star quarterback as he was making his first season debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tom Brady Sr. said in an interview with ESPN Radio’s #Greeny on Monday that he was hospitalized for three weeks at one point last year and that both he and his wife Gallin were “sick as a dog”.
Brady Sr. noted that the 76-year-old couple did not see the Bucs in the first two games of this season because of their hospitalization, saying this was the first time in their son’s football career when he Missed a game.
“We’ve never missed a game in Michigan or New England or wherever,” he told ESPN. “When I was in the hospital for the first two games, I didn’t even care that they were playing – remembering the game very little. It was a matter of life and death, just like anyone who goes to the hospital . ” Serious stuff. “
Tom Sr. said that Gallin, a breast cancer survivor, did not require hospitalization due to the virus. His daughter, who is a nurse, looked after Gallin while Tom Sr. was in the hospital.
“We’re just representative of the 25 million Americans who have taken this stuff so far, so it doesn’t shake a stick,” he said.
The elder Brady also described how difficult it was for his son to balance football with his concern for his parents, noting that the six-time Super Bowl champion was “FaceTime me every day from my practice and practicing For “and” was stressed out “. To worry about them.
“Tommy fought through it, and so now it’s in the rearview mirror,” he said. “We are healthy, we are happy and everything is good.”
Brady Sr. made the comment a day after his son inspired Buchener to make his Green Bay Packers debut in the NFC Championship Game and the team’s first Super Bowl appearance since the 2002 season.
43-year-old Brady will play in the Super Bowl for the 10th time in his Bowl career on February 10, when the Bulls face the Kansas City Chiefs of Tampa.
“This year has been incredible,” Brady Sr. said. “Don’t know where we’re going to start the season, and where we’re going to end the season is just a surprising development as I’m concerned. … Received 10th Super Bowl in 19 years of play Doing. It’s beautiful – it’s really incomprehensible. It’s beyond anything we could ever imagine. “