CANTON, OH - AUGUST 05: Rayfield Wright of the Dallas Cowboys poses with his bust and his presenter L.J. "Stan" Lomax after Wright's induction during the Class of 2006 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Fawcett Stadium on August 5, 2006 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Hall of Fame offensive lineman Rayfield Wright is reportedly doing well today, having been released from a Fort Worth area hospital late Saturday after suffering a “moderate to severe” heart attack last week.
"I was getting ready for bed and I felt like a 1,000-pound weight was on my chest," said Wright. "Then I laid down and felt like there was a 1,000-pound weight on my back. I knew something wasn't right, so I jumped in my car and drove to the hospital. Obviously, I should've dialed 911."
Doctors told Wright that his prognosis is good, that with a little rest, he should make a full recovery.
"I'd been working too hard," Wright said. "I have to learn how to take care of myself."
Wright, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Cowboys Ring of Honor, spent his entire career, from 1967-1979 in Dallas, winning two Super Bowls and earning six Pro Bowl appearances in that span. He is widely thought of as one of the most dominant offensive linemen in the history of the game.
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