Chris, a former Washington Redskins Lineman “Swaggy”Baker was just 35 when he suffered a devastating and almost fatal stroke.
Recording a message from his hospital bed, Baker told fans in an Instagram story Wednesday that he nearly died from the medical emergency but added that it looks like God isn’t done with him.
“Tell your love ones you love ’em, my life almost ended 2 days ago,”According to TMZ, Baker stated the following in the video.
“I can’t believe I had a stroke but God not done with me yet,”He said that he was wearing a hospital gown, and was trussed with his medical monitoring equipment.
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The player’s mother told TMZ that the stroke was very “serious”He required emergency surgery after he was first admitted to the Connecticut hospital. But she noted that doctors can be encouraged by the “miracle”Recovery is something he’s already working towards.
Baker also posted another video, with a quick shot of him in his wheelchair at the hospital.
From 2011 through 2016, the Redskins’ defensive tackle was a Redskins player. The Commanders, who were recently renamed Commanders, posted an Instagram message with a healing message that featured praying hearts and hands.
Baker was also briefly a player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins in his nine year NFL career.
Baker started his college football career with Penn State. After completing his Penn State experience, Baker signed with the Broncos in 2009. He recorded 214 tackles, 12 sacks, and played at Hampton University. Prior to his six-year stint with the Redskins, Baker only played one season for the Broncos or Dolphins.
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