Former Washington Redskins Lineman Chris Baker Narrowly Survives Near Fatal Stroke: “God Not Done With Me Yet”

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After suffering from a severe stroke that would have killed most people over the weekend, former Washington Redskins lineman Chris Baker is alive and thanking the Lord for being able to take another breath of life.

Chris Baker via Fox 5 Washington DC YouTube

In a post made to his Instagram story, Baker asked his fans to “Tell your love ones you love ’em, my life almost ended 2 days ago.”

The thirty-five year old continued, saying “I can’t believe I had a stroke but God not done with me yet.”


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Baker’s mother said in an interview with TMZ that the stroke was “serious,” and that her son required immediate emergency surgery when he arrived to the hospital.

TMZ reports that she informed them that his expectation of a full recovery is a “miracle.”


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Since surviving this near-death experience, Baker has been posting updates to his social media showing his road to recovery. His mother has stated that the medical staff and doctors are optimistic about the “miracle” that occurred, particularly how he is already showing steady progress.

Fans and even former teammates went online to express their relief and well wishes for Baker, including current commentator and former Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

“Take a second and send a prayer up for my guy Chris Baker,” Griffin posted to Twitter. “He suffered a serious stroke and thankfully is currently on the road to recovery.”

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Baker’s career in professional football lasted nine-years, where he played for not only the Washington Redskins, but also the Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Miami Dolphins.

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