According to the Philadelphia Phillies, legendary MLB manager Charlie Manuel suffered a stroke on Saturday following a medical procedure.
The Phillies announced that the 79-year-old former manager had a blood clot removed and that the next 24 hours will be critical to his recovery in a Florida hospital.
The Phillies released a statement revealing the news: “The Phillies were informed that Charlie Manuel suffered a stroke today during a medical procedure at a Florida hospital.”
“The hospital was able to treat Charlie immediately and then remove a blood clot.”
“The next 24 hours will be critical to his recovery, and Charlie’s family asks that you keep him in your thoughts and prayers during this time,” the team said in a statement.
Manuel managed the Phillies for eight seasons from 2005 to 2013
He led the team to Philadelphia’s first professional sports title in 25 years when the Phillies won the 2008 World Series.
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