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UA football legend Tedy Bruschi recovering from second stroke

TUCSON – The University of Arizona football legend Tedy Bruschi is currently recovering in the hospital after he suffered a stroke Thursday afternoon.

Back in 2005, the UA alum experienced a mild stroke three days after he played in the 2005 Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. The stroke, which was caused by a patent foramen ovale, prompted the linebacker to sit out for the rest of the 2005 NFL season.

Friday morning, Tedy’s Team Foundation posted on Twitter that the two-time All-American linebacker experienced a transient ischemic attack. According to his family’s statement, Bruschi noticed arm weakness, his face drooping and speech difficulties before he checked into the hospital.

The family said the UA legend is recovering well.

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.
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