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William 'Refrigerator' Perry hospitalized in Chicago

Former Chicago Bears player William Perry arrives during the first half of an NFL football game between the Bears and the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

William “Refrigerator” Perry’s stay in Chicago is lasting longer than expected.

The Bears legend is stuck in an area hospital after being admitted over the weekend when doctors found a leg infection during a routine prescription refill, according to a previous Sun-Times report.

On Sunday, Perry, who resides in South Carolina, made his long-awaited return to Soldier Field, where he received a standing ovation from the Bears faithful. The Fridge was allowed to attend only under the condition that he would return to the hospital following the game, according to ABC 7.

Perry hadn’t been back at Soldier Field since his playing days.

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Perry told the Sun-Times that the infection was serious enough that he could have lost his leg had he not had it treated.

The extended hospital stay caused Perry to miss his flight back to South Carolina, which was scheduled for Tuesday, according to Fox 32.

Perry, 53, played nine seasons for the Bears from 1985-1993.