Nearly two days ago, Tedy Bruschi suffered a stroke – his second stroke in the past 15 years.
Bruschi, 46, suffered a stroke during his playing career, but fought back to play a few more seasons.
The first stroke occurred in February 2005, not long after leading the New England Patriots to their third Super Bowl title.
The family released a statement about his stroke:
“Yesterday afternoon, Tedy had a stroke, known as a TIA. He recognized his warnings immediately: arm weakness, face drooping and speech difficulties. Tedy is recovering well, and would like to thank the nurses, doctors and staff at Sturdy Memorial Hospital for all they have done. Tedy and his family thank you for your ongoing encouragement, and kindly ask for privacy at this time,” the statement read.
Late Friday afternoon, the Bruschi family released an update. He’s been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.
Thank you all for the outpouring of love and support for Tedy and his family. He is home resting and recovering nicely. He is appreciative of all the kind words and well wishes from his fans, friends and community. 🙏🏼💙
— Tedy's Team (@TedysTeam) July 5, 2019
Men’s Health ran a feature on Bruschi and his recovery from the stroke in 2014. In the issue, Bruschi revealed a heart defect caused his stroke:
“My doctors told me I had a congenital heart defect called a patent foramen ovale, or PFO, which is basically a small hole in my heart,” Bruschi revealed.
Our thoughts are with the Bruschi family as he continues to recover.