John Madden recovering from open-heart surgery

- Pro Football Hall of Fame Coach John Madden recently underwent open-heart surgery.

He had the surgery to repair blockages.

According to a statement from the NFL, Madden was released from a hospital in San Francisco on Wednesday.

He is expected to fully recover.            

“I spoke to John yesterday,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “He sounds great, but is frustrated about being on injured reserve for the time being. He is anxious to return to action soon doing the important work he does for our game. He’s a tremendous fountain of ideas and we can’t wait to get him back. We are all pleased to know that John’s procedure was successful and wish him a speedy recovery.”

Madden serves as co-chair with Ronnie Lott of the NFL Player Safety Advisory Panel and is chair of the Coaches Subcommittee to the Competition Committee.

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