December 10, 2015 - Aaron Wilson
John Madden has open heart surgery, released from hospital
Pro Football Hall of Fame coach John Madden recently underwent successful open-heart surgery to repair blockages. He was released from a San Francisco hospital on Wednesday and is expected to fully recover. “He sounds great, but is frustrated about being on injured reserve for the time being," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said. "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. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.