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Bears Hall of Famer Steve McMichael home after being hospitalized again with urinary tract infection

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CHICAGO (CBS) -- For the second time in recent months, Chicago Bears legend and future Hall of Famer Steve McMichael was hospitalized for a urinary tract infection on Wednesday.

"He is being prescribed an antibiotic and will be returning home tonight," McMichael's family said in a statement Wednesday afternoon.

By Wednesday evening, McMichael was indeed back home.

McMichael spent more than a week at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox in February, after being diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, MRSA, and pneumonia. He received a blood transfusion and antibiotic treatments before he was able to go home on Feb. 23.

That hospitalization came days after McMichael learned he would be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, after decades of waiting for the honor.

McMichael also has been battling ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, since 2001.

Affectionately nicknamed "Mongo," McMichael was a vital member of the vaunted defense on the Bears' Super Bowl XX championship team. He ranks second all-time in franchise history in sacks, with 92.5,and third all-time in tackles with 814.

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