Receiving word that Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka suffered a minor stroke today. He’s in the hospital and according to ESPN spokesman Mike Humes, will not appear on Sunday NFL Countdown nor Monday NFL Countdown.
ESPN’s Mike Ditka did suffer minor stroke tonight. He’s going to be fine though he will not appear on our shows this wknd
— Mike Humes (@MikeHumesESPN) November 17, 2012
ESPN Senior NFL Producer Seth Markman also spoke with Ditka shortly after he was admitted to the hospital.
Coach Ditka is going to be fine. He did suffer a minor stroke tonight. Won’t be on the shows this wknd. He wanted everyone to know he’s ok
— Seth Markman (@tunasweasel) November 17, 2012
Our best to Coach Ditka and here’s hoping he’s back on TV soon.