'Refrigerator' Perry hospitalized in SC

April 22, 2009 9:47:32 AM PDT
Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman William "The Refrigerator" Perry remains hospitalized in South Carolina.

Aiken Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Melissa Summer said Wednesday that Perry is in serious condition. The 46-year-old Perry has been hospitalized to deal with complications from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a chronic inflammation disorder of the peripheral nerves.

Perry's nephew, Purnell Perry, said Tuesday that his uncle was admitted more than a week ago but was expected to recover. A man who answered the phone Wednesday at Purnell Perry's home in Aiken said he couldn't comment on the football player's hospitalization.

The 300-pound plus defensive tackle played for the Bears' 1985 Super Bowl team, and helped lead Clemson to the 1981 national championship.

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