Ex-NFL defensive tackle Chris ‘Swaggy’ Baker walks just one week after suffering a stroke
Former NFL defensive tackle Chris ‘Swaggy’ Baker walks tentatively down the hospital hallway just a week after suffering a stroke and ‘requiring emergency surgery’ as he continues to recover
Former NFL defensive tackle Chris ‘Swaggy’ Baker is up and walking a week after suffering a stroke.
The former Washington star shared the positive update on his social media as he posed for a video of himself taking tentative steps down a hospital hallway.
Baker, 35, appeared to be wearing a blue plastic belt around his stomach, which was gently held by a hospital staff member to help him steady as he made his way down the hall.
Former NFL defensive tackle Chris ‘Swaggy’ Baker is up and walking after suffering a stroke
Several of his former NFL teammates were delighted with the update and continued to send him their support.
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Baker revealed on social media earlier this week that his life was “almost over” after suffering a stroke last Friday.
Several of his former NFL teammates were delighted with the update and continued to send their support.
“Tell your loved ones you love them my life almost ended 2 days ago,” she said on Instagram. “I can’t believe I had a stroke, but God isn’t done with me yet.”
He also posted video of him from a hospital in Hartford, CT, showing him wearing a gown and being taken to a nurse while appearing to be hooked up to IV drops.
His mother had said he suffered the ‘serious’ stroke on Friday and required emergency surgery, calling his recovery a ‘miracle’, according to TMZ.
Baker revealed on social media earlier this week that her life was “almost over” after the stroke.
The mother of the former Washington player revealed that he had required emergency surgery
However, doctors reportedly said the former Washington player was responding as if the stroke was only “minor” and that he is expected to make a full recovery.
Baker played college football at Penn State before transferring to Hampton University, where he earned All-MEAC honors in his one season.
He went undrafted in 2009 before signing a contract 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.