Green Bay Packers say Bart Starr recovering from mild stroke

GREEN BAY (WITI/AP) -- The Green Bay Packers say Bart Starr is recovering from a mild stroke. According to, Starr suffered the stroke last week. reports 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 led the Packers to five NFL titles and two Super Bowl championships. He was Green Bay's head coach from 1975-83.

Starr was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1977.

He has typically attended team-related events and at least one Packers game at Lambeau Field each year.

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