Former Packers quarterback Bart Starr recovering from mild stroke

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Bart Starr, a Hall of Fame quarterback with the Green Bay Packers, is recovering from a mild stroke suffered last week, the team announced on Wednesday.

The Starr Family said in an update, “Last week Bart Starr suffered a mild ischemic stroke, but is very functional and making progress every day. He is in the care of his physicians and therapists, and will be released as soon as he regains his strength. Bart’s doctors are confident for a full recovery. We remain grateful for your love and concern.” 

Starr, 80, spent 16 seasons with the Packers, earning four trips to the Pro Bowl and leading Green Bay to five NFL titles and two Super Bowl championships.

- Chris Johnson