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Harbaugh says he’s “fine,” laughs off burnout question

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh adjusts his headset against the St. Louis Rams during their NFL football game in San Francisco Reuters

The heart procedure 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh underwent Thursday was not his first to correct an accelerated heartbeat, after having a different procedure done during his playing days.

Harbaugh said doctors performed a “cardiovert,” an electrical procedure to correct the accelerated heartbeat. He said when he underwent an ablasion during his time with the Chargers (1999-2000), he missed a few days of practices, according to Mike Sando of ESPN.com.

He said doctors recommended he improve his diet and cut down on his caffeine intake, but otherwise he was given no restrictions on time he can spend at work.

He laughed when asked if he was a candidate for burnout, telling reporters he was “fine” and saying it did not cause him to “peel back the onion and get introspective” about his own mortality.

In short, he’s probably a model patient for the poor doctor, who had the nerve to keep him out of work for a few hours. We wish him a full and speedy recovery, such that the coaching lifestyle is conducive to good health.

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7 Responses to “Harbaugh says he’s “fine,” laughs off burnout question”
  1. NakedCowboy! says: Nov 16, 2012 4:11 PM

    Its like hey diagnosed him based on game day footage…

  2. ezwriter69 says: Nov 16, 2012 4:27 PM

    Doesn’t matter I suppose, but it’s an ablation, not ablasion.

  3. niners816 says: Nov 16, 2012 4:43 PM

    Get better, Coach!! Time to get ready and beat the Bears. Go Niners!

  4. channingtaintum says: Nov 16, 2012 5:43 PM

    No restrictions at work???

    Brandon Jacobs should be nervous.

  5. suckit619 says: Nov 16, 2012 6:15 PM

    He won’t be feeling so fine when his overrated bunch loses to a backup QB on Monday night

  6. sfm073 says: Nov 16, 2012 8:10 PM

    This guy is the next Rex ryan.

  7. CKL says: Nov 17, 2012 11:28 AM

    If there is anyone on the planet who does not need even a microgram of caffeine, it’s this guy.

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