KIRKLAND, Wash. - Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren has publically stated that he had surgery for a still-undisclosed medical issue this week, causing him to miss two days of Seattle's final offseason minicamp.
"I didn't die, all right?" Holmgren said without being asked, following the team's final minicamp practice Thursday morning. "No, I had a little surgery done on Monday. That's all I'm really going to say about it. I'm not going to go into great detail, but I just need a little time to recover from it and we're all set."
The team has consistently commented that Holmgren, who turns 60 on Sunday, was away because of a minor medical procedure.
Holmgren is starting his 10th and final season as the Seahawks' coach. He says he'll now go to his cabin in Northern California to read, ride his motorcycle and hang out with family before training camp begins July 25.