Mike Ditka says he feels fine after suffering minor stroke

According to Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune, former Bears head coach Mike Ditka says he’s feeling fine after suffering a “very minor stroke.”

“I feel good right now and it’s not a big deal,” said Ditka

Ditka was at a suburban country club playing cards Friday when he noticed his hands “weren’t working quite right,” and then he had a problem speaking.

Ditka, 73, has not had any major health problems in recent years. But in 1988 when he was coaching the Bears he suffered a heart attack.  He was back at work within a week.

ESPN producer Seth Markman tweeted that Ditka will not be on the NFL shows from Bristol, Connecticut, this weekend: “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.”

Our prayers are with coach Ditka as he gets his rest this weekend.