Mike Ditka back on Monday Night Countdown day after hospital release

November 19, 2012 4:44:45 PM PST
Formers Bears coach Mike Ditka was back on the job Monday night, reporting to a studio on Chicago's North Side to make his weekly appearance on ESPN's Monday Night Countdown via satellite.

Ditka normally flies to ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut, to deliver his pre-game analysis.

Ditka was released from the hospital Sunday morning after experiencing what doctors are calling a minor stroke.

The legendary coach told ABC7 Monday night he is feeling well but that he does need to slow down a bit for a while.

"I'm really a lot better than I thought I'd be," Ditka said. "I feel real good now. I'll take it easy for a while."

Before his appearance ahead of Monday night's Bears-49ers matchup, Ditka, 73, would offer no prediction as to who he thought would win.


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