Gordie Howe’s Health Slightly Improving; Legend Still Can’t Walk, Talk

Hockey legend Gordie Howe’s health remains in poor condition after he suffered a stroke in late October, but he has shown some slight improvements.

Though Howe still can’t walk or talk, his son told the Detroit Free Press that the Red Wings icon was able to sit in a living room chair for two consecutive days.

“A lot of work to do, but at least we got him out of bed,” Mark Howe said Thursday.

Mark Howe also reported that 86-year-old Gordie’s overall quality of life has improved in a few ways.

“His blood pressure is under control,” Mark Howe said. “He’s eating again, so his quality of life has improved, for now. We take each day as it comes and are just happy he isn’t in so much pain any more.”

Howe suffered a series of strokes this past summer, and the most recent one left his right side paralyzed.

The Hall of Famer played in 1,767 career NHL games, scoring 801 goals and 1,850 points.

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