Barry Sanders says he experienced 'health scare' related to his heart

Barry Sanders
Posted at 7:12 PM, Jun 21, 2024

DETROIT (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders says he “experienced a health scare” involving his heart last weekend.

The former Detroit Lions great posted a statement on social media about the incident, saying it “served as a reminder of the importance of staying vigilant about our physical well-being.”

The Lions issued their own social media post urging Sanders to get well.

Sanders, who turns 56 next month, was a six-time All-Pro while starring for the Lions from 1989-98 before his sudden retirement.