O'Leary Suffers Heart Attack

A day after finishing his official duties as Vikings defensive coordinator, George O'Leary suffered a heart attack that has him hospitalized through the end of the week.

George O'Leary finished up his official duties as a Vikings assistant coach Tuesday. On Wednesday, he planned to leave for his new job as head coach at Central Florida.

Instead, O'Leary spent New Year's Eve at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina after suffering a heart attack.

O'Leary, 56, had experienced chest pains during the Vikings' loss at Chicago Dec. 14, but a stress test taken at the time came back negative. Wednesday, O'Leary again felt chest pains and was taken immediately to the hospital.

Once there, it was determined that at least one artery was clogged and O'Leary had an angioplasty performed and a stent inserted. He is expected to remain hospitalized until at least Saturday and has been cautioned not to fly for two weeks.

All of us at VU would like to wish O'Leary a quick and full recovery.

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