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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka was feeling “good” Friday after suffering a “very minor” stroke, according to a published report. The Chicago Tribune reported that Ditka, 73, was hospitalized Friday after the episode. Ditka told the newspaper he ...

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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Report: Ditka suffers minor stroke

Former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka was feeling “good” Friday after suffering a “very minor” stroke, according to a published report.

The Chicago Tribune reported that Ditka, 73, was hospitalized Friday after the episode.

Ditka told the newspaper he was playing cards at a suburban Chicago country club when he noticed his hands "weren't working quite right." He also said he was having trouble speaking.

But later Friday, Ditka told the paper, "I feel good right now and it's not a big deal."

He said doctors called the stroke “very minor.”

Ditka, who also coached the New Orleans Saints after a Hall of Fame career as a tight end, suffered a heart attack in 1988 while coaching the Bears, but has not had any major health issues in recent years, the report said.

He now works as an analyst for ESPN and owns a Chicago restaurant.

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:47 PM   #2
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Wish him well. He gave us what he had left, and didn't have much to work with.

A football player's coach.

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Wish him well. He gave us what he had left, and didn't have much to work with.

A football player's coach.

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We were actually good the first year he came. We barely missed the playoffs that year.

Hope you get well COACH!
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Get Well Iron Mike !
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'Minor stroke?' ... Ditka's a tough, old bird, . Get well soon, Mike.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:16 AM   #6
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Warts and all, Ditka is a legend. Hope he's back on his feet and flippin' us the bird soon.
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Least favorite Saints coach of all time.

It was more about him than the team.

Wish you better health coach.
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Get better.
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Iron Mike vs. a little namby pamby stroke.
I'll put my money on Ditka every time.
Get well, Mike Ditka!
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:56 AM   #10
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Oh-oh.
Sorry to hear that.
It must have been very mild , which is good news for him.
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