San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has been sent to the hospital for a ''minor procedure'' after doctors discovered he had an irregular heartbeat.
The team said Harbaugh was having the procedure done at Stanford Hospital on Thursday. The 49ers anticipate Harbaugh will be back at the team's facility Friday, though it's unclear in what capacity.
Assistant head coach and special teams coordinator Brad Seely oversaw team meetings and the afternoon practice.
The 49ers said Harbaugh visited with doctors Wednesday night. No further details were immediately announced.
Players were informed by Seely during the morning walkthrough and said the news caught them by surprise.
''He seemed fine to me. He actually sat right behind me in meetings,'' Willis said. ''He seemed fine. I didn't know anything was wrong. But like I said, we know he's going to be alright.''
The 48-year-old Harbaugh won NFL Coach of the Year in his first season with 49ers after coming over from Stanford. He led San ...