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Panthers' Henry Anderson reveals minor stroke, wants to keep playing football: 'I love what I do'

Dec 9, 2022

Carolina Panthers defensive end Henry Anderson revealed Wednesday he suffered a minor stroke in October, which has caused him to miss most of the 2022 season.

Anderson last played for the Panthers in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams. He told reporters for the first time he suffered a minor stroke before he was set to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 31-year-old said he was at home with his wife when his legs and arms went numb and his speech slurred.

The defender said he had surgery to remove the blood clot.

"I mean, I didn’t really know much about strokes before it happened," he said, via the team’s website. "And then after the fact that I definitely found out a lot more about them and realize that I got pretty lucky avoiding anything serious. … I mean, I feel totally fine. Like I said, it’s not like an injury like a knee or shoulder or something that you’ve got to rehab and get the strength back and everything. This was just something that like, I felt pretty much back to normal as soon as they got the thing out."

Source: Fox News

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