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Tedy Bruschi Shares His First Photo After The Stroke… Back On His Feet
July 12, 2019
Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi suffered his second stroke after being promoted to a new job. Luckily, he feels really good at the moment, and even posted a photo.
“Blessed to be back on my feet. ?? Got to spend an evening with my @tedysteam family. A 2019 Boston Marathon team reunion. Heidi and I are so thankful for the incredible people that make up our entire alumni runner community.”
Bruschi provided an update on his condition right after the stroke, and even listed the early warning signs. Recognizing these signs saved his life.
“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.”
Patriots owner Robert Kraft delivered a message of support for the former Patriot. Bruschi is a respected figure in the NFL, and his stroke got people worried.
“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,” Kraft’s statement read. “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.”
Bruschi suffered his first stroke after his team won the Super Bowl. He developed a blood clot that gave him a mild stroke.
Bruschi’s wife called 911, and he was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital and the team at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospitals rushed into action. Together with the Patriots’ staff, the Spaulding team created a physical therapy for the former linebacker.
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