Former Bears and Saints Coach Mike Ditka Says He’s Feeling Good After Minor Stroke

When you think of the Bears, you think of Hall of Famer and ESPN analyst Mike Ditka.

The coach stated Monday that he’s feeling pretty good just days after suffering a minor stroke.

“I feel good. I felt good before I had this thing,” Ditka said on his weekly “Mike and Mike in the Morning” appearance on ESPN Radio. Ditka was released from the hospital on Sunday after receiving a clean bill of health from doctors.

Ditka’s agent, Steve Mandell, told ESPNChicago.com on Sunday that Ditka plans on hosting his radio program, “The Mike Ditka Show,” on Tuesday on ESPN 1000. Ditka, 73, was at a suburban country club in Chicago playing cards Friday when he suffered the stroke.

“I was kind of like driving down the highway of life real fast and I had a flat tire,” Ditka said Monday. “It opens your eyes.”

Ditka, a former tight end who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the class of 1988, described himself as “optimistic.”

“I feel good about everything. I’’m going to be all right,” Ditka said.


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