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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 06: Former New England Patriots Tedy Bruschi speaks at the pdium during a halftime ceremony honoring his playing career as the Patriots host the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on December 6, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Former Patriots linebacker and beloved player Tedy Bruschi is recovering from a stroke.  His family issued this statement…

Tedy’s Team issued the following statement on behalf of the Bruschi family on Twitter:

“Yesterday afternoon, Tedy had a stroke, known as a TIA.  He recognized his warning signs immediately: arm weakness, face drooping, and speech difficulties.  Tedy is recovering well, and would like to thank the nurses, doctors and staff at Sturdy Memorial Hospital for all they have done.  Tedy and his family thank you for your ongoing encouragement, and kindly ask for privacy at this time.”

Tedy Bruschi is in our thoughts and we wish him a speedy recovery!