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Former Washington Redskins lineman Chris Baker recently suffered a stroke that almost killed him. Baker, the father of two, was taken to a hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.
Baker is 35 years old and a former defensive tackle. He has turned to his Christian faith following this near-death experience.
Take a second and send a prayer up for my guy Chris Baker. He suffered a serious stroke and thankfully is currently on the road to recovery. @cbakerswaggy pic.twitter.com/zY4D1gDWLi
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) January 27, 2023
“Tell your loved ones you love ’em, my life almost ended 2 days ago,” Baker said in an Instagram post.
“I can’t believe I had a stroke, but God not done with me yet,” he added.
He announced on Instagram that he suffered a medical emergency that almost took his life.
🙏🙏🙏 Former Washington DT Chris Baker @TMZ_Sports pic.twitter.com/wvYFquqqUS
— COMMANDERS FOOTBALL (@HogsHaven) January 25, 2023
Former NFL Defensive Lineman Chris Baker recently suffered a serious stroke, and doctors call it a "miracle" he survived it. (TMZ)
"My life almost ended 2 days ago."
Thankfully Baker is on the road to recovery he seems to be doing better now. Keep him in your thoughts 🙏 pic.twitter.com/U9WDxdFLbH
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 28, 2023
The Washington Commanders’ official Twitter account shared a photo of Baker hooked up to IVs while sitting on a hospital bed. The Commanders captioned the photo with prayer hand emojis.
During his nine-year NFL career, Baker played for the Washington Redskins for six seasons. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins. Baker started his professional football career with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2009, but only played one game for Denver.
Chris “Swaggy” Baker finished his NFL career with 214 tackles and 12 sacks. He played in 93 NFL games and made 55 starts.
Baker played college football at Hampton University and Penn State University.