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Mike Ditka is known for his toughness. However, he was taken down - at least temporarily - yesterday. He suffered a minor stroke but is resting comfortably after being admitted to the hospital. He is expected back to ESPN soon, but his recovery is far more important than his opinions on football right now.
According to Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune, Ditka's stroke was very minor in nature. Pompei says Ditka's motor skills started to fail while playing cards yesterday. He knew something wasn't quite right and was taken to the hospital. He is doing better now.
"I feel good right now and it's not a big deal," Ditka said from the hospital.
Ditka reportedly hasn't had any medical problems since he suffered a heart attack in 1988 while still coaching the Chicago Bears. Ditka has had a long career in the NFL. He played in the NFL for 12 seasons. He then coached from 1973-1999. Ditka now acts as an NFL analyst on ESPN.
While Ditka obviously won't be able to perform his duties this weekend, ESPN expects him back soon. Ditka also expects to be back soon. The stroke appears to have been minor enough to allow for a speedy recovery.
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Former Chicago Bears coach and current NFL analyst Mike Ditka reportedly is recovering from a minor stroke he suffered.
Former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka was feeling "good" Friday after suffering a "very minor" stroke, according to a published report.
The Chicago Tribune reported that Ditka, 73, was hospitalized Friday after the episode.
Ditka told the newspaper he was playing cards at a suburban Chicago country club when he noticed his hands "weren't working...
Hall of Famer Mike Ditka has had a minor stroke, an ESPN producer said.
ESPN's Seth Markman posted on Twitter that the former Chicago Bears coach and player fell ill Friday and will not appear on the network's NFL shows this weekend.
Markman wrote that Ditka ''wanted everyone to know he's ok.''
Ditka did not immediately return a message from The Associated...
According to Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune, former Bears head coach Mike Ditka says he’s feeling fine after suffering a “very minor stroke.”
“I feel good right now and it’s not a big deal,” said Ditka
Ditka was at a suburban country club playing cards Friday when he noticed his hands “weren’t working quite right,” and then he had a problem speaking.
Former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka suffered a minor stroke but the Hall of Famer says he's OK.
Former Chicago Bear icon Mike Ditka is resting comfortably after a minor scare Friday with what doctors termed a “minor stroke”. Ditka noticed his hands were functioning properly and he began having trouble speaking while playing cards at Chicago suburban country club. The 73-year old Ditka told the Chicago Tribune “I feel good right now and it’s not a big deal.” [...]
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We can joke about these things, you see, because the stroke that befell former Bears coach Mike Ditka is reportedly minor and will not keep the indomitable Hall of Famer on the sidelines for long.
Ditka had a minor stroke Friday and will not appear on this weekend’s NFL shows on ESPN, the network reported Friday.
Ditka “wanted everyone...