Brett Perriman remains in intensive care more than three weeks after suffering a stroke, but the former Detroit Lions receiver was recently moved to a hospital near his home in Atlanta.

Perriman, who played six seasons for the Lions in 1991-96, suffered a stroke May 3, according to a news release from the Shepherd Center hospital.

Perriman was reportedly on life support after the episode, and many friends and former teammates took to Twitter to wish him well.

At the Shepherd Center, Perriman is expected to soon transition to the Acquired Brain Injury Unit for evaluation and care, according to the release.

“The Perriman family is appreciative for the outpouring of support from the public, but has requested privacy at this time,” the release said.

———

©2016 Detroit Free Press

Visit the Detroit Free Press at www.freep.com

Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.