Football Great Brad Hardie in Hospital After Suspected Stroke

Brownlow medallist and radio presenter Brad Hardie has suffered a suspected stroke and is recovering in a Melbourne hospital.

Hardie, 55, is understood to have had the suspected “mild stroke” while watching the cricket at his Melbourne home on Friday and is spending the weekend in Sunshine Hospital.

The former South Fremantle, Footscray and Brisbane great is a long-time presenter with Perth radio station 6PR and was due on air this afternoon.

It is yet to be determined how long he will be away from the microphone.

There were concerns for Hardie on Friday but he is believed to have made significant improvement yesterday and there are hopes he will make a strong recovery.

Hardie won the Brownlow Medal in 1985 while playing with the Bulldogs in his first season in the VFL.