Mike Holmgren, the president of the Cleveland Browns, reported Monday that GM Tom Heckert is recovering from heart surgery he underwent at the Cleveland Clinic.
Heckert missed the Senior Bowl and has missed the majority of the NFL Combine due to the surgery, though he did use Skype to conduct private interviews with the players. The Browns own the No. 4 and No. 22 overall picks in the upcoming NFL Draft, but are looking to potentially trade up to acquire Robert Griffin III.
Heckert should resume working on Tuesday, gradually increasing his workload as he recovers from the surgery, according to Holmgren. Via The Cleveland Plain Dealer:
He said Heckert did not have a heart attack, but that he wasn't feeling well and went in for a checkup, which ultimately revealed the blockage. The surgery is believed to have been a bypass.