Mike Ditka, the previous NFL coach who led the Chicago Bears to a Tremendous Bowl championship in January 1986, was hospitalized in Florida earlier this week after struggling a coronary heart assault, in keeping with stories.
Ditka, who turned 79 in October, remained within the hospital as of Friday, however was reportedly doing effectively, sources informed Chicago’s FOX 32.
The coach was anticipated to return house in three or 4 days to start rehabilitation, Chicago’s WGN-TV reported.
The previous coach of the Bears and New Orleans Saints had been enjoying golf Wednesday and complained of not feeling effectively, the Chicago Solar-Instances reported. He later entered a hospital in Naples, Fla., the report mentioned.
The newspaper reported Ditka’s medical downside as a “heart-related ailment.” It mentioned he had suffered a coronary heart assault in 1988 whereas coach of the Bears and returned to work simply 11 days later.
Based on the Solar-Instances, Ditka had given up heavy consuming however remains to be recognized to be a cigar smoker.
Ditka, a local of Pennsylvania, performed faculty soccer on the College of Pittsburgh, then performed within the NFL for the Bears, Eagles and Cowboys earlier than launching his teaching profession.
Since retiring from teaching, Ditka has been a broadcaster and has additionally labored as a TV pitchman.