Former Alabama and New York Jets legend Marty Lyons discussed with ESPN his recovery from a mild stroke he suffered three weeks ago:

“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 said he’s still experiencing double vision, but doctors believe he’ll make a full recovery. Lyons, a former All-American, hopes to be back to calling games on Jets’ radio by August 26, but is still working his way back to full strength after a brief hospital stay.

The former defensive tackle/end played under Paul “Bear” Bryant, helped the Crimson Tide to a national championship in 1978 and played a role in Alabama’s legendary “The Goal Line Stand” in the 1979 Sugar Bowl:

Lyons, a former first-round pick, played in 147 games over his 11-year career, recording 29.0 sacks and eight fumble recoveries.

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