Hall Of Fame NFL coach John Madden underwent successful open heart surgery and is “expected to fully recover,” says NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Madden, 79, was released from a San Francisco hospital Wednesday after a procedure to repair blockages in his heart.


Raiders' John Madden seems pretty happy as Oakland came away with a win 32-14 at the Super Bowl XI game of the Oakland Raiders vs the Minnesota Vikings played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on  January 9, 1977.   Super Bowl XI - Oakland Raiders vs Minnesota Vikings - January 9, 1977 (AP Photo/NFL Photos)

Goodell spoke with Madden … and says, “He sounds great, but is frustrated about being on injured reserve for the time being.” “He is anxious to return to action soon doing the important work he does for our game. He’s a tremendous fountain of ideas and we can’t wait to get him back. We are all pleased to know that John’s procedure was successful and wish him a speedy recovery.” h/t tmz

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Madden was the colorful coach of the Oakland Raiders and currently serves on NFL Player Safety Advisory Panel and the Coaches Subcommittee to the Competition Committee.

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