Published: Mon, July 08, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Patriots Legend Tedy Bruschi Reportedly Suffers Stroke, "Recovering Well"

Patriots Legend Tedy Bruschi Reportedly Suffers Stroke,

On Friday afternoon, Tedy Bruschi's family released a statement revealing the former National Football League star suffered a stroke on Thursday afternoon.

The former Patriots linebacker is recovering well, according to his family.

'Yesterday afternoon, Tedy had a stroke, known as a TIA [Transient Ischemic Attack],' read the statement issued by his family on Friday. He was rushed to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro after he recognized the warning signs.

Bruschi, 46, previously suffered a stroke in 2005 - three days after playing in New England's Super Bowl XXXIX win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

We wish Bruschi nothing but the best as he continues to recover in the hospital. "Tedy and his family thank your for your ongoing encouragement, and kindly ask for privacy at this time".

He returned to play nine games and was named the 2005 NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

"Since his full recovery from a stroke in 2005, Tedy Brucshi has provided inspiration to so many and positively impacted the lives of others by sharing his story and advocating for early detection of stroke symptoms", he said. "And I'm very proud of that".

Bruschi retired before the 2009 season and joined ESPN shortly afterward.

The Patriots selected Bruschi in the third round (No. 86 overall) in the 1996 NFL Draft out of Arizona.

In the aftermath, he announced the creation of Tedy's Team, an organization that spreads awareness about warning signs of a stroke.

Tedy Bruschi speaks during an interview at the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII media center in New York, Jan. 29, 2014.

"You know, you think about Tedy Bruschi as a guy who is in incredible shape and you don't even really think about you know, insane stuff like that when you see somebody who just ran a marathon and having to deal with a second one", Former Patriots tight end Jermaine Wiggins said.

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