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NFL Icon Barry Sanders Hit With “Heart-Related” Medical Emergency


NFL Hall of Famer Barry Sanders has just revealed to the public that he suffered from a “heart-related” medical emergency last week.

“Over Father’s Day weekend, I experienced a health scare related to my heart,” Sanders wrote, It was unexpected and served as a reminder of the importance of staying vigilant about our physical well-being even when we are feeling fine.”

The former running back for the Detroit Lions is 55 years old.

Here’s his full post from X:

In case you were wondering, yes, Barry Sanders was vaccinated.

At least twice, according to past social media posts.

ESPN reported on the NFL legend’s recent health scare:

Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders experienced a heart-related health scare last weekend, he said in a statement posted to social media Friday.

Sanders did not offer details on the exact nature of his condition, but described the experience as “unexpected” and “a reminder of the importance of staying vigilant about our physical well-being, even when we are feeling fine.”

In his statement, the Detroit Lions legend also shared his gratitude for the doctors, nurses and health care professionals who treated him.

Sanders, who turns 56 next month, went on to say that per doctor recommendation, he is “taking this opportunity to prioritize my health and well-being.”

The Lions issued their own social media post saying, “Get well soon Barry.”

CBS Sports also said:

NFL legend and former Lions Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders revealed on social media that he experienced a “health scare” during Father’s Day weekend. Sanders’ scare was heart related.

While he didn’t provide an update on his condition, Sanders said he’s “taking this opportunity to prioritize my health and well-being.”

“It was unexpected and served as a reminder of the importance of staying vigilant about our physical well-being, even when we are feeling fine,” Sanders wrote. “I am grateful for the amazing doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals for providing me with needed care. My family and I are thankful for your prayers and support during this time.”

Prayers for a speedy recovery!



 

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