Bruschi's family issued the following statement through the Tedy's Team Twitter account. He was rushed to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro after he recognized the warning signs.
Bruschi also had a stroke at age 31 in 2005, weeks after he'd won his third Super Bowl with the Patriots.
He's recovering in a MA hospital. "Tedy and his family thank you for the ongoing encouragement, and kindly ask for privacy at this time". Bruschi was named the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year in 2005 after suffering a stroke the previous February that kept him sidelined for the first seven games of the season.
"I had 366 tackles in the National Football League as a stroke survivor", he said upon his retirement.
"Yesterday afternoon, Tedy had a stroke, known as a TIA [transient ischemic attack]". 'And I'm very proud of that'.
Bruschi joined ESPN as an analyst shortly after his retirement.
Bruschi attended the University of Arizona 1991 to 1995.
He later founded "Tedy's Team", a running group that raises funds for the American Stroke Association.
Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi talks with WBZ-TV's Steve Burton after completing the 2019 Boston Marathon. He regularly appears on NFL Live, SportsCenter and ESPN Radio, and contributes to the network's Super Bowl and NFL Draft coverage.