Coaches usually give the injury updates at practices, but the 49ers were giving one about coach Jim Harbaugh instead this Thursday.
The team issued a statement explaining that Harbaugh was not at practice because he needed to have a procedure done to deal with an irregular heartbeat. The entire text of the statement follows:
“Coach Harbaugh is not at the facility today under doctor’s orders. He is having a minor procedure done at Stanford Hospital today for an irregular heartbeat. We anticipate that he will be back at the facility tomorrow, but do not have any further information to share at this time. Assistant head coach and special teams coordinator Brad Seely will be overseeing today’s practice and meetings. When more information regarding coach Harbaugh is available we will pass that along.”
There’s not much to add here, outside of the fact that it sounds promising that Harbaugh is expected back at work in some capacity on Friday. Beyond that, we’ll just send our best wishes for a quick and complete recovery and express our hope that there isn’t a need for more medical intervention in the future to deal with the issue.