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American Football: Bruschi has leaking blood vessel in brain

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posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 06:09 PM

Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi has a leaking blood vessel in his brain and will remain in Massachusetts General Hospital while he undergoes more tests, according to a report by the Boston Globe.

Bruschi was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital on Wednesday with unexplained headaches.
The possibility that he had suffered a stroke was reported in Thursday editions of The Boston Herald, which cited unidentified sources. The story also said Bruschi suffered lost vision.

The Boston Globe, citing an unidentified team source, reported on its Web site Thursday that Bruschi had a broken blood vessel in his head and suffered from partial paralysis that has since gone away. A broken blood vessel can cause a stroke if it deprives the brain of oxygen.


posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 06:20 PM
already reported -

posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 08:11 PM
Bruschi in good condition after suffering mild stroke; expected to be released Friday

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer
February 17, 2005
BOSTON (AP) -- New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi suffered a mild stroke but is walking, talking and in good spirits, the team said Thursday.

Bruschi experienced temporary numbness, blurred vision and headaches Wednesday night and was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.

``It has been determined that these symptoms were the results of a mild stroke,'' team spokesman Stacey James said. ``Tedy is in good condition and, as always, his spirits are high. He is walking and talking normally and stressed that he would like to thank everyone for keeping him and his family in their thoughts and prayers.''

The Patriots said Bruschi could be released as early as Friday.

``The outpouring of support has been overwhelming and the Bruschi family is very appreciative,'' James said.

A nine-year NFL veteran, Bruschi is the centerpiece of the Patriots defense that helped the team win three of the past four Super Bowls, including a 24-21 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Feb. 6.

On Sunday, Bruschi played in his first Pro Bowl.

Bruschi, 31, was selected as the AFC's Defensive Player of the Week three times, including the first-round playoff victory over the Indianapolis Colts. A second team Associated Press All-Pro selection, he ranked second on the team with 128 tackles and tied for second with three interceptions.

He had two fumble recoveries in the team's 20-3 playoff win over the Indianapolis Colts, and an interception in the Super Bowl


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