View Full Version : Former Bears coach Mike Ditka suffers minor stroke

11-17-2012, 01:13 AM
Oh man. I hate to see this, but after reading the article I am somewhat relieved.


(Reuters) - Super Bowl winning player and coach Mike Ditka was taken to hospital after a minor stroke on Friday and will be rested from his usual weekend television commitments.

Ditka, 73, was playing cards at a suburban country club when he noticed his hands "weren't working quite right" and then he had a problem speaking, the Chicago Tribune reported.

"I feel good right now and it's not a big deal," Ditka said.

The hugely popular coach was at the helm of the Chicago Bears for their 1985 Super Bowl winning season and remains the most beloved by Bears fans.

Ditka was a five-time Pro Bowl selection at tight end while playing at the Bears between 1961-66 before moving on to the Philadelphia Eagles and then the Dallas Cowboys, where he featured in the Super Bowl VI triumph.

He was later assistant coach for the Dallas Cowboys when they won Super Bowl XII.

Ditka suffered a heart attack while coaching the Bears in 1988 but returned to work within a week.

(Reporting by Ben Everill, editing by Nick Mulvenney)

(Apologies to the mods, but the article was so short I posted it in full)

My other thought was Ditka at a Country Club playing cards at the time...that just sounds so 'Mike Ditka'....lol.

Get well, Mike.