Posted November 17, 2012

Former Bears coach Mike Ditka calls minor stroke ‘not a big deal’

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Mike Ditka was hospitalized with what he described as a ‘very minor stroke.’ (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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.


7 comments
M as in Mancy
M as in Mancy

Fact: Mike Ditka's mustache and growling speech reduced a major stroke to a minor stroke. In other news: During his time off he ascended Mt. Everest while deadlifting a grand piano.

WilliamSmith1
WilliamSmith1

what doctors he's seeing  witchdoctors,,,your body is trying to tell you to slow down,,,,go ahead kill yourself trying to be young ,,,,hair dye face lifts that's next,,my point is your not fooling no one one look at you and we can see it's time to move over let the young have their turn,,,,get a life this is a job unless you need the money if so then stay...

JoeyBagadoughnutz
JoeyBagadoughnutz like.author.displayName 1 Like

strokes, heart disease, slobbering down charred animal flesh is the american way  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

WilliamSmith1
WilliamSmith1

 @JoeyBagadoughnutz

 what your saying is true I cut back eating meatIi only eat meat two times a week and I can tell a big differents my goal is no meat,,,again your right

WilliamSmith1
WilliamSmith1

 @JoeyBagadoughnutz

 he's not going to stop ,,he will always try to live out of a suit case ,,,nothing worser to see than a old head that don't know when to to let go.......sad