Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi suffered a second stroke, but he recovers really well. The information was confirmed by his family through an official statement. Patriots owner Robert Kraft delivered a message of support for the former Patriot.
“Yesterday afternoon, Tedy had a stroke known as a TIA. He
recognized the warning signs 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
Kraft wished Bruschi a complete recovery, delivering a message full of love, thoughts and prayers.
“Since his full recovery from a stroke in 2005, Tedy Bruschi
has provided inspiration to so many and positively impacted the lives of others
by sharing his story and advocating for early detection of stroke symptoms.
While shocked to hear of his recent stroke, known as a TIA, we are relieved to
learn that he recognized the early symptoms and immediately sought and received
treatment. On behalf of the entire Patriots organization, we extend our love,
thoughts and prayers to Tedy and the Bruschi family while we wish him godspeed
in a complete recovery.”
his first stroke in 2005 after the New England Patriots won their Super Bowl. He
recovered nicely, and joined the team in another championship run.
Spaulding Rehabilitation’s website, Bruschi’s first stroke was triggered by a
“But February 15, 2005, was different. Having just won his third
Super Bowl and competed in his first Pro Bowl, Tedy Bruschi, the New England
Patriots linebacker, developed a blood clot that caused him to suffer a
“His wife called 911, and Tedy was rushed to Massachusetts
General Hospital. The team at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital also sprang
into action, working with trainers from the Patriots on Tedy’s rehabilitation
“In collaboration with the Patriots’ staff, the Spaulding team
developed a physical therapy plan for Tedy that required hard work,
perseverance and total commitment from Tedy, his doctors and his therapists.
His rehabilitation inspired fans who longed for Tedy’s return to the defensive