Mike Ditka was hospitalized for what doctors described as a minor stroke. Though Coach Ditka hasn’t had many health issues recently he suffered from a heart attack in 1988 while he was still the head coach of the Chicago Bears. Hit the jump for more.

“I feel good right now and it’s not a big deal,” Ditka told the Tribune on Friday night.

Ditka told the newspaper he was at a country club playing cards on Friday when he noticed that his hands “weren’t working quite right,” and that he was having problems speaking.

Ditka works for ESPN as an NFL analyst and is part of its “Sunday NFL Countdown” show. Ditka will not be on the show this weekend, ESPN NFL Senior Producer Seth Markman tweeted.

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