Skip to content

Heckert recovering after heart surgery

om Heckert AP

Browns G.M. Tom Heckert is recovering after undergoing heart surgery to repair blockage, Browns President Mike Holmgren revealed Monday via the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

Heckert missed both the Senior Bowl and the Scouting Combine, although he participated in Combine interviews via Skype. Heckert did not suffer a heart attack, but surgery was required after blockage was revealed. It’s believed the surgery was a bypass.

Holmgren stressed that Heckert “will be an integral part of the draft process” and he’ll be back at work in the office in some capacity Tuesday. (It’s unclear when the surgery took place.)

Working for an NFL team is an inherently unhealthy occupation. We wish Heckert all the best in getting healthy.

Permalink 11 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Cleveland Browns, Home, Rumor Mill
11 Responses to “Heckert recovering after heart surgery”
  1. lbcoach34 says: Feb 27, 2012 3:47 PM

    “Working for an NFL team is an inherently unhealthy occupation.”

    I disagree – you gotta take care of yourself – period no matter what job you have.

  2. nflofficeadmin says: Feb 27, 2012 3:48 PM

    Tommy Boy.

  3. zerodime says: Feb 27, 2012 3:52 PM

    Browns; how in the world can you call bypass surgery “Under the weather” or “is ill”?

  4. eaglesw00t says: Feb 27, 2012 3:52 PM

    lbcoach34 says:
    Feb 27, 2012 3:47 PM
    “Working for an NFL team is an inherently unhealthy occupation.”

    I disagree – you gotta take care of yourself – period no matter what job you have.

    ———————————–

    I think you misunderstand what that sentence means.

  5. zerodime says: Feb 27, 2012 3:53 PM

    Browns; how in the world can you refer to bypass surgery “He is under the weather” or “he is ill”?

  6. bitchassjosh says: Feb 27, 2012 3:57 PM

    Im sure this surgery has nothing to do with the fact that he looks about 120 lbs heavier now than when he worked for the Eagles only a few seasons ago. Of all the advice he should have taken from Reid while leaving the Novacare Center that final time, the one he should have paid the least amount of attention to was eating habits.

  7. godofwine330 says: Feb 27, 2012 4:01 PM

    I know there is going to be some talk about he suffered the heart attack when the Rams asked for 3 1st rounders in trade for RGIII.

  8. doe22us says: Feb 27, 2012 4:03 PM

    Wish him the best, but from that pic he needs to take care of himself.

  9. gadgetdawg says: Feb 27, 2012 7:35 PM

    Best wishes to Mr Heckert. I hope he recovers without incident.

  10. cbusbrownie says: Feb 28, 2012 8:28 AM

    Now Bruce Hooley, say your sorry to Tom and the Browns. You killed him on Cleveland radio for 2 or 3 days, time to make nice.

  11. thedudesnotin says: Mar 1, 2012 9:53 AM

    All the best to Tom in his recovery.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!