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Marty Lyons Recovering From a Stroke

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NFL: New York Jets at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Marty Lyons was part of the Jets’ legendary New York Sack Exchange defensive line. Since 2002 he has provided color commentary of Jets games on the team’s radio network. Lyons revealed that he has suffered a minor stroke. Rich Cimini gave the original report.

"I'm very fortunate," the 60-year-old former defensive lineman said Tuesday in a phone interview. "I got the best of the worst. It could've been a lot worse."

Lyons, the longtime color analyst on the Jets' radio broadcasts, said he will miss the first two preseason games, but he hopes to be back in the booth for the Aug. 26 game against the New York Giants.

Lyons said he's still experiencing double vision, but doctors have told him it should clear up in time. The former member of the famed New York Sack Exchange was diagnosed with hypertension 10 years ago and received a heart stent two years ago.

Wishing Marty a speedy recovery.