On Thursday, Steve McMichael was admitted to the hospital.

Former defensive lineman for the Chicago Bears, Steve McMichael, has been admitted to the hospital. His family made the announcement on Thursday about the new development.

McMichael's family first believed that he was suffering from pneumonia, as reported by Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com.

After being diagnosed with an infection of the urinary system, he was admitted to the intensive care unit.

Continued prayers are appreciated for Steve's speedy recovery," McMichael's family said in a statement that they released.

The news that McMichael had officially been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was shared with the public the previous week.

McMichael, who has been a veteran of the National Football League for fifteen years, was first picked by the Patriots in 1980 but was released after only one year with the team. During the years 1981 through 1993, he was a member of the Bears. It was with the Packers that he completed his career in the year 1994.

McMichael was a part of the great Bears defense that captured Super Bowl XX in 1985, defeating the Patriots in the championship game. McMichael led the Bears in sacks with 11.5 of them in the year 1988.

McMichael was given a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in the year 2021.

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