While it has been reported that Heckert underwent “serious” surgery, he is recovering without any complications. The Browns did not comment on any specifics, which is to be expected, and the only important thing is that Heckert will make a full recovery. Team spokesman Neal Gulkis had this to say to Mark Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer:
“Tom’s personal medical issues are his private affair and not for the club to comment on,” said team spokesman Neal Gulkis. “As we said yesterday, he’s doing fine.”
Because of his recovery, Heckert was not able to make the trip to Indianapolis.