Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Rayfield Wright recovering
ESPN.com news services
FORT WORTH, Texas -- A spokeswoman for Hall of Fame offensive lineman Rayfield Wright says the former Dallas Cowboys player is doing well after a heart attack.
Jeannette DeVader, director of The Rayfield Wright Foundation, says the 65-year-old Wright was released from a Fort Worth hospital late Saturday, three days after a "moderate to severe heart attack."
DeVader said Wright's prognosis is good.
Doctors installed a stent in the lower right side of his heart, and he was feeling better, Wright told ESPN.com's Matt Mosley on Tuesday.
"I was getting ready for bed and I felt like a 1,000-pound weight was on my chest," said Wright. "Then I laid down and felt like there was a 1,000-pound weight on my back. I knew something wasn't right, so I jumped in my car and drove to the hospital. Obviously, I should've dialed 911."
Wright said doctors told him he should make a full recovery and he's vowed to take it easy for a few weeks.
"I'd been working too hard," he said. "I have to learn how to take care of myself."
Wright was a two-time Super Bowl champion and six-time Pro Bowl pick while playing his entire NFL career with the Cowboys from 1967-79. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, two years after the Cowboys put him in their Ring of Honor.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.