CHICAGO – DECEMBER 30: Steve McMichael #76 of the Chicago Bears removes his helmet through the sport towards the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs on December 30, 1990 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chiefs gained 21-10. (Picture by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Pictures)NFL legend Steve McMichael of the Chicago Bears was admitted to an Illinois ICU Thursday with sepsis and pneumonia, in line with the New York Publish.
Prayers up for Steve McMichael. An absolute legend 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/DEWoPdQL8k
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McMichael’s spouse, Misty McMichael, revealed the well-known footballer’s situation in an Instagram publish Friday. An image of the athlete is accompanied by prayer palms and the phrases “Prayers for Mongo” in capital letters. (RELATED: Madonna Breaks Silence After Scary Hospitalization, ICU Keep)
The defensive sort out was nicknamed “Mongo” and “Ming the Cruel.”
“We have been admitted final night time to the ICU at Silver Cross with Sepsis and pneumonia,” Misty wrote within the caption of her social media publish.
McMichael has a historical past of ALS, having acquired his analysis in 2021. He was admitted to the hospital whereas unconscious and has reportedly regained consciousness, in line with his household, per the NY Publish.
“I believe the prayers have stored him alive and the Corridor of Fame hope, that dream remains to be alive, all that collectively is holding him right here with us,” Misty mentioned. “The world goes to be a tragic place when he’s not right here anymore so I recognize the prayers and I need them to maintain praying as a result of we acquired an entire different 12 months to get via.”
McMichael achieved an array of accomplishments all through his profession, together with his two All-Professional picks and his important function within the staff’s defensive position throughout their 1985 Tremendous Bowl victory. He recorded the second-most sacks amongst his teammates with 92 and a half and broke a franchise report when he efficiently performed 191 consecutive video games from 1981 to 1993.
McMichael performed soccer for 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears. He performed for the Patriots throughout his rookie season and performed one season with the Inexperienced Bay Packers earlier than he retired.
The NFL star has the chance to be voted within the Corridor of Fame in January 2024 as one in every of 12 gamers who retired earlier than 1998.