Tedy Bruschi 'recovering well' after stroke

Three-time Super Bowl champion and ESPN NFL analyst Tedy Bruschi suffered a stroke on the 4th of July, his family said in a statement on Friday.

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

Bruschi attended the University of Arizona 1991 to 1995.

Sturdy Memorial Hospital is located in Attleboro, Mass., southwest of Boston and close to Foxboro, home of the New England Patriots, the team for which Bruschi played his entire 13-year National Football League career. The family asked for privacy at this time.

Bruschi, 46, first suffered a stroke in February 2005 at the age of 31, just weeks after winning his third Super Bowl with the Patriots.

According to the Mayo Clinic website, a TIA is 'like a stroke, producing similar symptoms, but usually lasting only a few minutes and causing no permanent damage.

'Often called a ministroke, a transient ischemic attack may be a warning, ' reads the article on the May Clinic website.

After retiring from the NFL, Bruschi became an ESPN analyst.

Bruschi spent his entire career with New England and is known for being a great teammate and mentor.

"My neurologist put his hand on my shoulder and said I've had a stroke", Bruschi told the Boston Globe in April in a feature about running the Boston Marathon to raise stroke awareness.

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