A legendary NFL head coach has reportedly been hospitalized after suffering a heart attack.
Former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka has reportedly been hospitalized in Florida.
The Chicago Sun-Times had the details:
Sneed hears legendary former Bears coach “Iron” Mike Ditka was hospitalized in Naples, Fla., earlier this week after complaining he was not feeling well.
Ditka was playing golf on Wednesday before he went to the hospital, a source said. Sneed hears he was treated for a heart-related ailment.
It was unclear Friday evening whether he was still in the hospital in Naples, where he has a home.
Ditka’s agent, Steve Mandell, didn’t immediately comment when Sneed got him on the phone. Family members couldn’t be reached.
CBS in Chicago reported that Ditka, 79, had suffered a heart attack:
Sources told CBS 2 Mike Ditka suffered a heart attack and is still in a hospital in Naples, Florida where he has a home. According to the sources, the former Bears coach is now doing ok.
Ditka, who turned 79 just over a month ago, suffered a heart attack while coaching the Bears in 1988. He was just 49 then and coached the team for four more years after that.
He also had a stroke in 2012 while golfing in the Chicago area.
Our thoughts are with Mike and his family. Hopefully he can make a full recovery.