Former Bears coach and Hall of Fame player Mike Ditka was hospitalized Friday after suffering what he said doctors told him was a “very minor stroke.”
Contacted Friday evening, Ditka said, “I feel good right now and it’s not a big deal.”
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.
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Ditka, 73, has not had any major health problems in recent years. But in 1988 when he was coaching the Bears he suffered a heart attack. He was back at work within a week.
It is not known if Ditka will be able to fulfill his ESPN duties from Bristol, Connecticut, this weekend.