Play-by-play voice of the Buffalo Bills, John Murphy, suffered a stroke last weekend the team has announced on Friday.
According to a statement from the team, Murphy, 67, was taken to Buffalo General Medical Center where he was treated. He is now recovering at home.
Here’s a statement via the Bills from the Murphy family:
Prior to the eventually canceled Bills-Bengals game on Monday, the Rochester D&C reported that Murphy was “under the weather” and would not take on his broadcasting duties for that game.
Without Murphy, team reporter Chris Brown took over the play-by-play position on the airwaves with the team’s radio partner, WGR-550, alongside Eric Wood. Brown is the host of the team’s daily radio program, “One Bills Live,” which Murphy previously hosted.
Jeff Matthews, vice president of media and content for the Bills said they “hope to have John back in the booth as soon as possible.”
Murphy has been the “voice of the Bills” since 2003 after the retirement of Van Miller. Murphy is also a member of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame and has held various broadcasting position throughout western New York during his career.