Former NFL defensive tackle Chris ‘Swaggy’ Baker reveals his ‘life is almost over’ after suffering stroke
Former NFL defensive tackle Chris ‘Swaggy’ Baker reveals his ‘life is almost over’ after suffering a stroke and ‘needing emergency surgery’ but is expected to make a full recovery
Ex-NFL star Chris ‘Swaggy’ Baker has revealed his life is “almost over” after suffering a stroke last week.
The former defensive tackle, 35, shared a health update on his Instagram Story on Tuesday, but appears to be on the mend.
“Tell your loved ones you love them, my life almost ended two days ago,” he said. “I can’t believe I had a stroke, but God isn’t done with me yet.”
Former NFL defensive tackle Chris ‘Swaggy’ Baker has revealed he suffered a stroke last week
Baker shared an update to his Instagram Story with a video showing him in a hospital gown
He also posted a video of himself from a hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, showing him in a gown and being taken to a nurse when he appeared to be hooked up to IV drips.
His mum revealed he suffered a ‘serious’ stroke on Friday and needed emergency surgery, calling his recovery a ‘miracle’, according to TMZ.
However, doctors reportedly said the former Washington player was reacting as if the stroke was only “minor” and that he is expected to make a full recovery.
The ex-Washington player’s mother has revealed he needed emergency surgery
Baker played college football at Penn State before transferring to Hampton University, where he earned All-MEAC honors in his lone season.
He was undrafted in 2009 before signing a deal with the Broncos. He then had a brief stint in Miami before playing for Washington from 2011 to 2016.
In 93 career games, Baker had 214 total tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Baker played for Washington from 2011 to 2016 after stints with the Dolphins and Broncos