Former New England Patriots Linebacker Tedy Bruschi Had Another Stroke
The former NFL star’s family confirmed in a statement to ESPN that the three-time super bowl champion suffered a stroke on July 4th. However, the family also reports that Tedy Bruschi is currently recuperating well.
According to the statement, Teddy realized fast enough what was happening: “He recognized his warning signs immediately: arm weakness, face drooping and speech difficulties. Tedy is recovering well.”
Since his retirement from the game, Bruschi is an analyst for ESPN and has received an outpour of good wishes following the news. His fellow ESPN analyst, Field Yates shared the family’s statement on Twitter, before wishing his colleague the best during his recovery.
“Prayers to @TedyBruschi, one of the most loyal teammates and best people you will ever meet,” Yates wrote. “Wishing you a speedy recovery.”
Bruschi’s former teammate and the Patriot’s offensive guard also posted his get-well-soon wishes on Twitter, and included a list of warning signs for followers to look out for:
“Thinking about my old teammate Tedy Bruschi today… wishing you a speedy recovery,” he wrote, adding, “Quick review: Signs of Stroke (FAST): F… Face Drooping? A… Arm Strength diminishing? S… Speech Slurring? T… Time is important! If you notice any of these signs call 9-1-1 immediately.”
After the event, many fans have also taken to social media to wish the former linebacker a full recovery and to show their support to the family. Bruschi has had problems with his health in the past, previously suffering a stroke in 2005. The former athlete had fully recovered and continued to play football until his retirement in 2009.
After Bruschi suffered his first stroke, he and his family felt inspired to help others who deal with similar conditions. The result was the founding of Tedy’s Team: a non-profit organization that raises awareness for stroke and heart disease, offers support to survivors, and raises funds to the American Stroke Association.
More in Health Insurance
Ruth Bader Ginsburg says She Is Very Much Alive and Not Going Anywhere
After three rounds with pancreatic cancer, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg looks stronger than ever. She recently appeared at Georgetown...August 5, 2019
Paula Abdul is Still Doing 10-Hour Rehearsals at Age 57, How Does She Do It?
Famous for being one of America’s most talented choreographers and a successful singer in the ‘80s, Paula Abdul is still dancing...August 4, 2019
Jason Momoa Volunteers with Make-A-Wish Foundation
Recently, the Aquaman star Jason Momoa shared a few snaps surrounded by young fans. He was at the Warner Bros. Studio,...August 4, 2019
Elton John Celebrates His Journey with Sobriety
The superstar recently celebrated 29 years of sobriety. In an emotional post on his social media account, the Rocket Man expressed how...August 4, 2019
Lauren Ridloff is All Set to Be Marvel’s First Deaf Superhero
The Tony nominee will play the role of Makkari in The Eternals, releasing in 2020. Some of the actors to star alongside...August 4, 2019
Jaden Smith Deploys Vegan Food Truck To The Homeless On His 21st Birthday Celebration
Jaden Smith, the second-generation rapper and actor, deployed a vegan food truck to distribute food to the homeless. This is one...August 2, 2019
Arie Luyendyk Jr. Reveals How Becoming Parents Affects His Relationship with Wife Lauren
After starring alongside each other in the dramatic season 22 of The Bachelor, it seems that the pair are happily settling down...August 1, 2019
Pharrell Williams Promises ‘A-List Internships’ to 114 High Schoolers
Musician and record producer Pharell Williams announced that he would Grant internships to 114 Harlem High Schoolers. He made the announcement...August 1, 2019
Britney Spears Shares Some Personal Nutrition Tips
Pop-star Britney Spears proudly shared that she managed to lose some extra pounds in a video post on Instagram. The video followed by a...July 31, 2019