Tedy Bruschi “recovering well” after having a stroke

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Former Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi had a stroke on Thursday.

Bruschi’s family released a statement on Friday afternoon saying that Bruschi recognized the warning signs and is doing well after receiving medical attention.

“Yesterday afternoon, Tedy had a stroke, known as a TIA. He recognized his 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.”

Bruschi also had a stroke in February 2005 just after the Patriots won the Super Bowl and learned that he had a congenital heart defect that produced a hole in his heart. He had a procedure to repair that hole and sat out the start of the 2005 season before returning to play in nine games that year. He played three more seasons with the Patriots and announced his retirement just before the start of the 2009 season.

Everyone at PFT wishes Bruschi a complete recovery.

43 responses to “Tedy Bruschi “recovering well” after having a stroke

  1. Speedy recover Teddy! I loved he came back, he as well as Marcus Cannon are Patriots who prove that medical conditions do not need to limit your life. Teddy with his stroke and Marcus with lymphoma.
    I use both of them as rehab motivators along with Jon Lester

  2. Tedy is the man. Get well soon. One of my favorite Patriots of all time. He’s done so much for stroke awareness, too.

  3. Tedy Bruschi just turned 46, and looks as healthy as can be…Terrible.
    Was it somehow related to his congenital heart defect?
    Or all the pounding from his playing days?
    Hopefully a full recovery…

  4. Get well soon to one of few Parriot players allowed to stick around after skills seriously diminished. Obviously, Belichick was aware of his leadership abilities.

  5. Solid guy on and off the field I’m surprised he’s still with ESPN to be truthful

  6. Tough as nails tedy hes not going anywhere he’s beat this before he will do it again.

  7. Wishing all the best for him and his family during this recovery. Glad he’s getting the care he needs.

  8. Tedy Bruschi just turned 46, and looks as healthy as can be…Terrible

    Sometimes it’s just genetics. I know a person who had a stroke at age 39, otherwise healthy. Not always old people.

  9. Jeeze, truly a lousy week for the NFL family. A speedy and full recovery for a good guy and a fine player!!

  10. I know exactly what he’s going through! Had a stroke at age 22 while in the USAF. The Capt. wanted to send me to Germany for brain scans, but a Col. walked in, looked at my records and said- He’s to young to have had a stroke, must be migrains- and sent me home. 20 years later, I suffered a massive left brain stroke and the civilian Doc. looked further and discovered a hole in my heart ( think it was called a TPO, but not sure. They plugged it up, put my on blood meds, but have been disabled since. No. 54- God speed and take your meds.

  11. easy to self delude and deny that we are all just a heart beat away from oblivion. bruschi had to face it before his time and seems to live his life accordingly – family man and ostensibly a genuinely good guy.

  12. tylawspick6 says:
    July 5, 2019 at 3:26 pm
    He was born with a small hole in his heart, apparently. It went undiagnosed for years.

    -At least 25% of the population have this small hole in their heart, called a PFO. Most people do not even know they have it and live full lives without any symptoms. Sometimes, however, when people do have a stroke and they can’t figure out why, PFO may be the cause. PFO is prevalent in about 40-50% of patients who have a stroke of unknown cause. It’s been clinically studied and proven that fixing this defect, a relatively straightforward procedure, can help eliminate a second stroke in most patients.

    Get well Tedy!

  13. frankthetank8421 says:
    July 5, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    tylawspick6 says:
    July 5, 2019 at 3:26 pm
    He was born with a small hole in his heart, apparently. It went undiagnosed for years.

    -At least 25% of the population have this small hole in their heart, called a PFO. Most people do not even know they have it and live full lives without any symptoms. Sometimes, however, when people do have a stroke and they can’t figure out why, PFO may be the cause. PFO is prevalent in about 40-50% of patients who have a stroke of unknown cause. It’s been clinically studied and proven that fixing this defect, a relatively straightforward procedure, can help eliminate a second stroke in most patients.

    Did not know of this and I’m a 3 stroke survivor. Doc’s tells me I’m a VERY lucky man as all it take to kill you is one stroke. Thanx for the extra info frankthetank8421 !

  14. They actually discovered the hole in his heart after his first stroke and he had surgery to repair it. Unfortunate that he had another stroke. Get well Tedy!

  15. Be well pedro1358. Also, just an FYI there are many reasons that one has a stroke, PFO being one of them. I hope they have figured out what caused yours and you’re doing well.

  16. Thats scary, considering the guy already had one, takes care of himself, participates in races a lot. And it happens again.
    What else could he have done.

  17. I can’t stand ANYTHING to do with the Patriots starting from their owner to their coach to their players, to their fanbase, however thoughts and prayers go out to Bruschi, hope he recovers 100%.

  18. The only player jersey I’ve ever owned says: Bruschi

    With all respect to Brady, Bruschi was the spark plug to the greatest run in NFL SB history. (Don’t go crazy as I refer to the merger and SB period. Doesn’t bother me if you crow about the past, the pre-SB days. Relax Cleveland fans…)

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