Michigan State Football: Tyson Smith Suffered Stroke Last Year

Michigan State football player Tyson Smith had a serious health scare last season.

On Thursday morning, the junior cornerback took to social media and revealed he suffered a stroke last year. Smith did not reveal when the stroke occurred, but he did miss the final three games of the year.

Smith said doctors told him he is blessed to “walk, talk, and run” after the stroke.

Smith was held out of the team’s spring game and there is no word on whether he will return to the field in 2017.

Last season, Smith appeared in eight games and earned four starts. The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder has 14 tackles in his two years in East Lansing.

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