Former New England Patriots linebacker and ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi is currently hospitalized in a Massachusetts hospital after suffering a stroke, according to Bruschi’s family. In a statement from Bruschi’s family via his Tedy Team Twitter account, they revealed that Tedy is “recovering well” and “recognized his warning signs immediately” which likely helped things from being worse.
Tedy's Team has issued the following statement on behalf of the Bruschi family. pic.twitter.com/CuwmHobvl3
— Tedy's Team (@TedysTeam) July 5, 2019
Bruschi has been an advocate for stroke awareness since he suffered a stroke in 2005, just days after winning the Super Bowl. As a NFL player in his early 30s, Bruschi didn’t really think he would have a stroke at that age and being in shape but he did. Since then, Bruschi’s foundation has been known to inform people that anyone could get a stroke, that people who have had strokes can still live long and healthy lives, and to recognize the warning signs and symptoms of a stroke so someone can get help as soon as possible. Something that helped him in his own situation.
The NFL and sports media community came together to express their wishes and prayers to Tedy and his family.
Best wishes to @TedyBruschi as he recovers from a stroke. He is a great, great guy. Always friendly, always smiling. Get well soon, Tedy.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 5, 2019
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 5, 2019
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 5, 2019
Thankful that @TedyBruschi will be ok after this scary situation. He does so much incredible work for stroke awareness and immediately recognized the symptoms. All the best from everyone at ESPN https://t.co/czU8hs6AaK
— Seth Markman (@tunasweasel) July 5, 2019
— OMF (@OMFonWEEI) July 5, 2019
Best wishes to Tedy Bruschi https://t.co/aHI0FvWLpA
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) July 5, 2019
When I had one of my first auditions at @ESPN I did it with @TedyBruschi, and he treated me like I was the three-time Super Bowl champion. My best wishes for a quick recovery to one of the kindest and most humble athletes I’ve ever interacted with. https://t.co/iwcEoAPA4n
— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) July 5, 2019
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) July 5, 2019
— Linda Cohn (@lindacohn) July 5, 2019
— Jeff Fisher (@CoachJeffFisher) July 5, 2019
Ugh. Remember the day Tedy suffered his first stroke 14 years ago… and was amazed at how he fought to make it back
— Bonnie Bernstein (@BonnieBernstein) July 5, 2019
We wish Tedy a speedy recovery and hope he gets back to business soon.