Hall of Fame coach Don Shula, 86, has been hospitalized due to fluid retention and sleep apnea, his wife, Mary Anne, announced on Tuesday.
“The family is looking for a speedy recovery,” she wrote in a statement, via the Palm Beach Post.
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"Coach has been entertaining staff with jokes, and we expect him to be home very soon," another Shula family member told Miami television station WSVN.
Further details on Shula's condition were not immediately known.
Shula's NFL career began when he was drafted by the Browns in the ninth round of the 1951 NFL Draft. He had 21 career interceptions in seven seasons when he finished his career with the Redskins in 1957.
After beginning his professional coaching career with the Lions in 1960, Shula went on to coach in six Super Bowls and lead the NFL’s only undefeated team during the Super Bowl era (1972 Dolphins). He finished his career with 347 victories, including 19 postseason wins, two Super Bowl championships and an induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997.