Former NFL Star Tedy Bruschi Recovering From Stroke

MONDAY, July 8, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Former NFL star Tedy Bruschi is recovering after suffering what's commonly known as a mini stroke.

The 46-year-old three-time Superbowl champion suffered the "transient ischemic attack" -- considered a warning sign for a major stroke -- on Thursday, according to a statement from his charity, Tedy's Team, CBS News reported.

"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," the statement said.

Bruschi first suffered a stroke in February 2005 at the age of 31, just weeks after winning his third Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. He recovered from that stroke and played four more seasons for the Patriots, CBS News reported.

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