Chicago Bears legend Mike Ditka hospitalized after heart attack

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 10: Former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka walks the sidelines during the game between the Chicago Bears and the Atlanta Falcons at Soldier Field on September 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images)

NAPLES, Fla. — Legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka is recovering in a Florida hospital after suffering a heart attack earlier this week.

Sources tell FOX61’s affiliate WGN-TV that Ditka was playing golf Wednesday before he was hospitalized. He is now doing better and is expected to be home in three or four days for rehab.

Ditka, who turned 79 in October, has had heart trouble in the past. He famously returned to work 11 days after suffering a heart attack while coaching in 1988.

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