Gordie Howe is "not doing well at all" several weeks after suffering a stroke, according to his son Mark.
The Hall of Famer known as "Mr. Hockey" had initially been improving better than expected, but that changed recently.
"His health has taken a turn for the worse this past week to 10 days and we are doing what we can to help his situation the best that we can," Mark told The Canadian Press. "But he is not doing well at all is the bottom line."
Gordie Howe, 86, had a stroke Oct. 26 while visiting his daughter in Lubbock, Texas. His family released a statement Nov. 4 saying the hockey legend was "recovering at a remarkable rate."
News began to surface this weekend indicating that was no longer the case. In an interview with "The Hockey News," Mark Howe said his father's situation was "headed in the wrong direction."
"As a family, if we're not going to be able to reduce his pain, the outcome is not going to be good," Howe told THN.