NFL great Steve ‘Mongo’ McMichael back in hospital: ‘Asking for prayers’


After battling a urinary tract infection and MRSA in February, soccer Corridor of Famer Steve “Mongo” McMichael is again within the hospital, in accordance with Walter Payton’s son.

It marks the Chicago Bears legend’s second go to to the hospital inside the final six weeks.

“The McMichael household is asking for prayers, as Steve was hospitalized at the moment. He’s at the moment present process exams,” Payton’s son, Jarrett, shared on X, previously Twitter. “We’ll replace his followers and the media as extra data turns into out there.”

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Steve McMichael #76 of the Chicago Bears seems for the move through the recreation in opposition to the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 13, 1992 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears gained 30-6. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Pictures)

The 66-year-old revealed his ALS prognosis in 2021, which made his current well being battle tougher. He was admitted into the ICU on Feb. 13, and his household introduced two days later he was recognized with MRSA and was present process a blood transfusion. The household initially thought he was battling pneumonia.

McMichael, lovingly often called “Mongo,” was named to the Hall of Fame Class of 2024 together with Dwight Freeney, Devin Hester, Julius Peppers, Andre Johnson, Patrick Willis and Randy Gradishar. 

He’s scheduled to be inducted in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 3.

Steve McMichael on the football field during a game

Chicago Bears defensive sort out Steve McMichael (76) on the sphere previous to Tremendous Bowl XX in opposition to the New England Patriots on the Superdome. (Manny Rubio-USA TODAY Sports activities)

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McMichael’s spouse, Misty, mentioned the previous defensive sort out bought the decision about being named a finalist in August. A household spokesperson mentioned a petition and letter-writing marketing campaign in assist of McMichael was launched in 2022.

McMichael spent nearly all of his standout profession in Chicago and helped lead the franchise to the Tremendous Bowl title through the 1985 season. He was a two-time Professional Bowl choice and was named to 4 All-Professional groups. 

Steve McMichael in Chicago

Former Chicago Bears gamers Steve McMichael, middle, and Dan Hampton, proper, snigger as they greet one another earlier than the ALS Stroll for Life at Soldier Area Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/Tribune Information Service by way of Getty Pictures)

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He completed his Bears profession with 92.5 sacks.

Fox Information’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

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