Former Bears coach Mike Ditka calls minor stroke ‘not a big deal’
Hall of Fame player and former Bears and Saints coach Mike Ditka was hospitalized Friday after suffering what he said doctors told him was a “very minor stroke,” according to Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune.
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.
Ditka, 73, has not had any major health problems since suffering a heart attack in 1988. He was back at work coaching the Bears within a week.