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“It was pretty scary. I had heard stories about people who have had strokes and it flashed in my mind for a second that I might be having one. But I thought I was 20 and in good health and it couldn’t be a stroke,” he said. “I talked to the trainers and they were keeping an eye out on me, but my symptoms seemed to get better.
“The next day in warmups before practice, it got worse and the team doctor ran some tests and I went to the hospital where they determined I had had a stroke.”