Tedy Bruschi Provides Encouraging Update After Suffering Stroke
July 8, 2019
Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi suffered another stroke, but he is recovering now.
provided an update on his condition, and even shared some useful information
for everyone, including a few early signs of stroke.
“Around 10:30am on July 4th I lost use of my left arm. I then tried to speak and realized I was slurring my speech. As I turned to my wife she noticed the left side of my face was drooping. We immediately knew what was happening. These are stroke warning signs. We called 911 and an ambulance got me to the hospital. Thank you for all your kind thoughts and prayers. ?? I’m doing much better.”
confirmed the stroke.
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 time.”
“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
According to Spaulding Rehabilitation’s website, the linebacker’s first stroke was triggered by a blood clot.
“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 mild stroke.
“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