Hall of Famer Mike Ditka is recovering after suffering a heart attack earlier this week, according to his agent.

"Coach Ditka had a mild heart attack earlier this week. Doctors inserted a pacemaker, and he is doing much better," Ditka's longtime agent, Steve Mandell, said Saturday. "He appreciates the outpouring of support and expects to be home soon."

Ditka, 79, has been recuperating in a Florida hospital, according to multiple reports.