A few years ago I had a stroke, at a young age, while being a very active athlete... Teddy Bruschi (NE Patriot) had one while I was in recovery. Mine was major but I thankfully regained a ton being young, athletic and just plain stubborn.
It's a scary thing to have happen! I mean very scary.
I am very happy to see Letang have a chance of resuming his career as did Teddy Bruschi. I have permanent damage and look hammered drunk when I walk.
I hate seeing stroke gain popularity, but it IS growing, and cringe every time I read it.
I read this topic when it first was posted and got a little bit angry after reading some of the reactions to this news.
I've never had a concussion (that I knew of) but can relate in my own way.
At 27, I had a major stroke. Possibly sports related, possibly not?!
I have a symptom called Aphasia that SUUUUUUUUCKS! It's like a logjam in my brain and the only way to fix it is to take a step back and relax. If Franzen has something similar, I can sympathize and only dream that his ailments go away.
Don't know why I just shared this, but personally I feel a bit better that I have.