BOSTON (CBS) – Former Patriots star Tedy Bruschi says he is “doing much better” after he suffered a stroke on the Fourth of July.
Bruschi, 46, posted on Instagram on Monday, describing what happened to him.
Around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Bruschi says he lost use of his left arm. When he tried to speak, he realized he was slurring his words.
Bruschi wrote that his wife noticed the left side of his face was drooping, and the couple recognized the stroke warning signs and called 911.
“Thank you for all your kind thoughts and prayers,” Bruschi wrote. “I’m doing much better.”
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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.
The three-time Super Bowl champion first suffered a stroke in February 2005 at the age of 31, just weeks after winning a championship with the Patriots. He recovered from that stroke and ended up playing four more seasons.