GETPlugged: Former Bears Coach Mike Ditka suffers ‘very minor stroke’

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.

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