Jim Harbaugh has procedure for irregular heartbeat

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 15, 2012
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 Francisco to a 13-3 record in the regular season and to the NFC championship game, where the 49ers lost in overtime to the New York Giants. The NFC West-leading 49ers (6-2-1) host the Chicago Bears on Monday night. And suddenly, quarterback Alex Smith's recovery from a concussion is San Francisco's second-biggest injury concern. ''It's one of those things that, like Coach Harbaugh always tells us, he's tougher than a $2 steak,'' 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis said. ''We know he's going to be alright. We know we have a bunch of great coaches here that keep everything on track, and we're going to practice today as if he was here.'' --- Antonio Gonzalez can be reached at: www.twitter.com/agonzalezAP --- Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

John Elway: ‘No deadline’ for Peyton Manning decision

Titans release former Pro Bowl safety Michael Griffin

Maple Leafs trade Dion Phaneuf to Senators in blockbuster deal

Tom Brady says he’s not among the greatest QBs ever

Bosh: ‘Scary part’ is Aldridge, Spurs can get better

Warriors can continue trend with Nash at Kerr’s side

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Bruins prospect Subban fractured larynx from puck hitting throat

Report: Johnny Manziel showed up drunk at Browns practice

Greg Jennings: Ryan Tannehill wants more freedom

Cam Newton: ‘I’m on record as being a sore loser’

‘Emotional’ LeBron eager to face Kobe Wednesday

Steve Spurrier says he should have retired after 2014 season

In Inglewood, representation by NFL may come with taxation

Mets will be present for two Royals’ WS ceremonies

Best and worst free agent signings of 2016 MLB offseason

McShay: Attending Michigan signing day a 'mistake'

Wofford sets NCAA 3-point FG percentage record

Phil Jackson reunion with Lakers possible?

Would it be smart for the Broncos to franchise Von Miller?

Ten storylines to watch heading into spring training

Seahawks release awesome Marshawn Lynch tribute video

WATCH: Alleged LeSean McCoy fight video surfaces

Daniel Bryan says goodbye to WWE during teary retirement speech

Paul George delivers great line about driving by Kobe Bryant

WATCH: Oklahoma beats Texas on Buddy Hield's 3-pointer

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Report: Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Best and worst from Super Bowl 50

Six best plays from Super Bowl 50

Eli doesn't look thrilled as Peyton wins Super Bowl

Did Beyonce almost fall down during Super Bowl halftime show?

Curry to serve as drummer for Panthers

Report: Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker