Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi suffers stroke

Jul 08, 2019, 00:20
Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi suffers stroke

Former New England Patriots linebacker and ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi is recovering in a MA hospital after suffering a second stroke.

The former New England Patriots linebacker was able to recognize the warning signs immediately and get medical attention.

Bruschi's family said he was taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, Mass. "Tedy and his family thank you for ongoing encouragement, and kindly ask for privacy at this time".

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After suffering a stroke in February, 2005, just days after the Super Bowl, Bruschi established "Tedy's Team", which raises money for stroke research. He was a two-time All-Pro selection. He also forced 18 fumbles and had 12 interceptions. He announced he would sit out the 2005 season, but returned in October of that season.

He is in the Patriots Hall of Fame.

Former New England Patriots star Tedy Bruschi reacts during a halftime ceremony honoring his playing career on December 6, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

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The American Heart Association says that PFO is prevalent in about 25 percent of the general population, and in about 40 to 50 percent of patients who suffered a stroke of unknown cause.

"Tedy has the complete support of ESPN and we wish him a speedy recovery", the network said in a statement to TheWrap on Friday. "It is estimated that in some strokes, a million brain cells a minute are dying". He wrote a book about the experience in 2007 and has since run in multiple Boston Marathons.

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