John Madden recovering from open-heart surgery


Editor's note: The above video is from July 2015.

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 yesterday and is expected to fully recover.

Madden was the head coach of the Raiders from 1969 to 1978, winning the Super Bowl in 1976.

His record over 10 seasons: 103-32-7.

“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.

NFL media services contributed to this story

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