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Mike Ditka Will Be on 'Monday Night Countdown' Following Stroke

ESPN analyst suffered 'minor stroke' on Friday 11/19/2012 12:19:15 PM Eastern

ESPN football analyst and former NFL coach Mike Ditka will
be on Monday's Monday Night Countdown,
three days after suffering a minor stroke.

Ditka suffered the stroke last Friday night while at a Chicago
country club, according to the Chicago
Tribune
.

Bill Hofheimer, ESPN's senior director of communications,
posted the following on his Twitter account Monday morning: "Mike Ditka
will be on @ESPNNFL
Countdown tonite (sic) from Chicago.
Like a stroke was going to keep him away from #CHIvsSF. No chance."

"I was kind of like driving down the highway of life
real fast and I had a flat tire," Ditka said during his regular Monday
appearance on ESPN Radio's Mike &
Mike in the Morning
. "I feel pretty good right now, I really do. I
think everything will be OK."

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