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Gordie Howe in hospital after possibly suffering another stroke (Updated)

Antti Niemi

Hockey great Gordie Howe watches the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks play during an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Thursday Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)


UPDATE 4:30 p.m. ET

Here’s the latest on Hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe who, earlier today, was reportedly hospitalized in an intensive care unit following what his son, Mark, classified as a “serious stroke.”

Howe’s other son, Murray -- who’s a radiologist -- has provided more clarity regarding his father’s condition, per MLive:

The condition of hockey legend Gordie Howe took a turn for the worse on Monday when the former Detroit Red Wings was hospitalized after fears that he might have suffered his second major stroke in a little more than five weeks.

“We are awaiting test results at this time to determine whether he has had a new stroke,” son Murray, said in a text to M-Live. “He is responding and resting comfortably with family while in hospital currently. He is not in an ICU.”

Per additional reports from the Associated Press, Howe’s daughter, Cathy Purnell, said the 86-year-old was stable and “a little bit alert” as of Tuesday morning, and was being monitored by doctors at a Lubbock-area hospital.

Earlier, the Detroit Free Press had quoted Mark Howe saying his father “had a major stroke,” and was “in ICU.” The Free Press has since updated its story.