Mike Ditka recovering following heart attack

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GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 25: Former American football player, coach, and television commentator Mike Ditka during the 2015 Pro Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 25, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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NAPLES, Fl. – “Da Coach” Mike Ditka is recovering following an apparent heart attack earlier in the week.

According to our sister-station WGN, Ditka was playing golf Wednesday before he was hospitalized. He is now doing better and is expected to be home in a few days for rehabilitation.

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

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