Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi had another stroke on July 4, according to a statement from his family.

He is "recovering well," according to the statement tweeted by Bruschi's foundation.

Bruschi immediately recognized the warning signs when he experienced arm weakness, face drooping and speech difficulty, the statement said.

The statement thanked doctors, nurses and staff at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro for "all they have done."

After suffering a stroke in February, 2005, just days after the Super Bowl, Bruschi established "Tedy's Team," which raises money for stroke research. He returned to the football field for the final game of the 2005 season and earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for making 10 tackles against the Buffalo Bills.

"Since his full recovery from a stroke in 2005, Tedy Bruschi has provided inspiration to so many and positively impacted the lives of others by sharing his story and advocating for early detection of stroke symptoms," Patriots owner Robert Kraft said in a statement. "While shocked to hear of his recent stroke, known as a TIA, we are relieved to learn that he recognized the early symptoms and immediately sought and received treatment. On behalf of the entire Patriots organization, we extend our love, thoughts and prayers to Tedy and the Bruschi family while we wish him godspeed in a complete recovery."

According to the American Stroke Association, TIA stands for transient ischemic attack and is considered a mini-stroke but also a “major warning” that can foreshadow a full-blown stroke.

Bruschi retired in 2009 after 13 years with the Patriots and winning three Super Bowls. He now works in broadcasting.