Former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, who is now an analyst for ESPN, suffered a stroke Thursday. "On behalf of the entire Patriots organization, we extend our love, thoughts and prays to Tedy and the Bruschi family while we wish him godspeed in a complete recovery".
'Often called a ministroke, a transient ischemic attack may be a warning, ' reads the article on the May Clinic website. 'He recognized his warning signs immediately: arm weakness, face drooping and speech difficulties. "Tedy and his family thank you for your ongoing encouragement, and kindly ask for privacy at this time". He had a procedure to fix that hole and sat out the start of the 2005 season before returning to play in nine games that year.
Bruschi, 46, previously suffered a stroke in 2005, while he was a member of the Patriots.
He returned to play nine games and was named the 2005 NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
Sturdy Memorial Hospital is located in Attleboro, Mass., southwest of Boston and close to Foxboro, home of the New England Patriots, the team for which Bruschi played his entire 13-year National Football League career. He and his family later launched Tedy's Team, a running club that raises money for the American Stroke Association.
Bruschi joined ESPN as an analyst shortly after his retirement. "All the best from everyone at ESPN".