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Bednarik expected to stay in the hospital a couple days

Chuck Bednarik AP

Hall of Fame center/linebacker Chuck Bednarik is conscious, sitting up and talking at St. Luke’s Hospital but is not ready to be released, his family says.

“They’re still running tests on him,” son-in-law Ken Safarowic told Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “It’s not a heart attack. His heart is as strong as when he was playing. But I think he’ll be in the hospital for a couple more days.”

The 85-year-old Bednarik, who played for the Eagles from 1949 to 1962 and was the last full-time two-way player in the NFL, is a longtime fan favorite for his toughness, which is even on display in the hospital.

“I wish I could say he’s resting comfortably, but he’s never been one to be comfortable sitting still,” Safarowic said. “He’s like, ‘Get me the hell out of here.’ “

We hope he’ll be the hell out of there soon.

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4 Responses to “Bednarik expected to stay in the hospital a couple days”
  1. jc1958cool says: Mar 25, 2011 7:38 AM

    two way player, WOW, did he get double pay for that? have to love old school! get well soon

  2. tombradyswig says: Mar 25, 2011 8:56 AM

    Godspeed Charlie!!
    Last of the 60 minute men!!!!

  3. goodjet says: Mar 25, 2011 12:11 PM

    Best wishes to Chuck —- A longtime fan favorite for his toughness —- And to think toughness is now basically being outlawed in the new wussy NFL — It makes you want to just go back in time —- Get well soon Chuck Bednarik

  4. thefiesty1 says: Mar 25, 2011 12:17 PM

    Good to hear, get well buddy.

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