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Stroke survivor Tedy Bruschi speaks at the David Yurman In-Store event to celebrate the launch of the Albion Collection to benefit the American Stroke Association on April 9, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for David Yurman)

By Matt Dolloff,

Former Patriots linebacker and three-time Super Bowl champion Tedy Bruschi suffered his second stroke on Thursday, but is now “recovering well” at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. Bruschi’s foundation Tedy’s Team updated its followers on the stroke and his status on Friday via Instagram.

According to the statement, Bruschi immediately recognized warning signs such as “arm weakness, face drooping, and speech difficulties”. Bruschi suffered a Transient ischemic attack (TIA), known commonly as a mini-stroke.

Bruschi and his wife Heidi founded Tedy’s Team in 2005, after he’d suffered his first stroke at age 31. The foundation has raised over $5 million to support the American Stroke Association.

Once called the “perfect player” by Bill Belichick, Bruschi played 13 seasons with the Patriots and won Super Bowl championships in 2001, 2003, and 2004. He played 189 games in the regular season and 22 in the playoffs, earning induction into the team’s Hall of Fame in 2013.

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