Former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, who is now an analyst for ESPN, suffered a stroke Thursday. "While shocked to hear of his recent stroke, known as TIA, we are relieved to learn that he recognized the early symptoms and immediately sought and received treatment".
Bruschi, 46, previously suffered a stroke in 2005, while he was a member of the Patriots.
After his first stroke, Bruschi went on to be the AP NFL 2005 Comeback Player of the Year and the Best Comeback Athlete at the 2006 ESPYs.
Bruschi would play yet another three seasons with the Patriots, before retiring in 2008 then working for ESPN as an National Football League analyst since 2009. "Tedy and his family thank you for the ongoing encouragement, and kindly ask for privacy at this time". He was immediately checked in to Sturdy Memorial Hospital, where he has been "recovering well" since then.More news: Tracking heat, humidity and isolated rain chances this weekend
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"Tedy is recovering well", the family said in the statement, according to ESPN. "And I'm very proud of that".
After retiring from the NFL, Bruschi became an ESPN analyst. He has performed in-studio work for the network, and recently earned a promotion to the signature show, "Sunday NFL Countdown".
Bruschi attended the University of Arizona 1991 to 1995.
In 2005, Bruschi suffered a stroke just 3 days after the Super Bowl after suffering numbness and blurred vision and was diagnosed with a mild stroke. The organization has raised more than $5 million on behalf of the American Stroke Association since its founding.
Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi talks with WBZ-TV's Steve Burton after completing the 2019 Boston Marathon.