Posted by adam20 on 31st August 2009
Tedy Bruschi is retiring after a 13-year career marked by an inspiring return to the New England Patriots as a starting linebacker eight months after a stroke.
Bruschi, 36, announced his retirement at a news conference Monday morning. “I’m 36 years old,” Bruschi said at a news conference. “Your body doesn’t heal as quickly.”
Bruschi played on all three Super Bowl-winning Patriots teams. The last championship game was on Feb. 6, 2005, against the Philadelphia Eagles. Ten days later he was hospitalized after experiencing numbness in his left arm and left leg and blurry vision and was diagnosed with a mild stroke.
“I was retired,” he said. “I didn’t think it was possible” to play again.
Bruschi’s performance declined last year and he was playing with the second unit on defense this summer. He missed much of training camp with an undisclosed injury but played in two of the team’s last three exhibition games.
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