[We learned yesterday that Gordie Howe had recently suffered a stroke on Sunday. Today, the family has released a statement through the Red Wings. Here is that statement]
The Howe family would like to thank friends, family and fans for your overwhelming well-wishes, prayers and support for Gordie. He suffered a significant stroke on Sunday morning while at his daughter's home in Lubbock, Texas. His condition remains guarded, although he is showing some signs of improvement. We acknowledge that there is a long road to recovery ahead, but Dad's spirits are good and his competitive attitude remains strong.
For those wishing to send cards or letters of support to Gordie, please send to:
c/o Texas Trailer Corral
12207 HWY 87
Lubbock, TX 79423