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Former Chicago Bears standout Steve McMichael has been discharged from the hospital.

Published February 24, 2024 at 10:45
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Former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Steve McMichael has been discharged from the hospital after spending over a week there, announced publicist Betsy Shepherd on Friday.

In a statement, Shepherd expressed gratitude for the overwhelming love, support, and prayers that aided McMichael during his recent health ordeal. She mentioned that McMichael's utmost desire was to return home to his wife Misty and daughter Macy, where he feels most at ease.

McMichael, aged 66, was initially admitted to the emergency room on February 15th with symptoms suspected to be related to pneumonia. However, he was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, which positively responded to antibiotic treatment. Following a procedure to drain fluid from his lungs, it was anticipated that he would be discharged shortly.

Subsequently, McMichael's health took a turn when he was diagnosed with MRSA, a drug-resistant staph infection, leading to a request for prayers from his family during a blood transfusion on February 17th. Thankfully, he has shown improvement in response to antibiotics.


Now back home, McMichael will continue to receive around-the-clock nursing care and intravenous antibiotics to manage his infections.

McMichael's illustrious football career includes being recently elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2024 by the Seniors Committee. With 13 years of service with the Bears, he holds the second position in franchise history for sacks and was a prominent member of the iconic 1985 Bears championship team.
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