Ditka expected to recover quickly

Updated: November 2, 2003, 1:40 AM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka underwent hip surgery Saturday and was expected to make a quick recovery after a fall in his home, according to his assistant.

Ditka, who turned 64 on Oct. 18, broke a bone in his right leg near a previous hip replacement. Doctors replaced the hip again on Saturday and fixed the break, Mary Albright said.

"There were no complications with the surgery, he went through it smelling like a rose," she said.

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