Merril Hoge’s “Bye Week” Heart Surgery a Success


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Photo courtesy of ESPN

Always great to report great news like this.

NFL analyst Merril Hoge took what he called a “bye week” from ESPN’s football coverage this weekend, in preparation to undergo heart surgery to prepare a vessel. The surgery was deemed a success, something I am sure Steelers Nation/World is happy to hear.

Hoge’s surgery was scheduled for Monday morning, and his ESPN colleagues announced on Twitter that the procedure was a success.

Ron Jaworski: @jawsespn

“Best news of the day… my good friend @merrilhoge is successfully out of surgery. Thank the Good Lord for his health and speedy recovery”!

Trey Wingo: @wingoz

“Very happy to share with you all that @merrilhoge surgery went extremely well, is going to make a full recovery!!. Best news we could”

Mike Tirico: @miketirico

“Great news. Can’t wait to get the factorback, back. … All the best @merrilhoge

Great news indeed. Congratulations on your successful heart surgery Merril Hoge. Can’t wait to see you back on ESPN. #HereWeGo

 EXTRA: Here are a couple of vintage runs by #33 himself.