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Bears vs. 49ers: Jim Harbaugh underwent 'minor' heart procedure on Thursday

Former Bears QB and current 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh was forced to have a minor procedure on Thursday at Stanford University to correct an irregular heartbeat.

Peter Brouillet-US PRESSWIRE

San Francisco 49ers head coach and former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim Harbaugh underwent a minor procedure on Thursday to correct an irregular heartbeat, according to the 49ers' official website.

Harbaugh could be back at the 49ers practice facility on Friday, according to the team, which added that no other information is currently available. Assistant head coach and special teams coordinator Brad Seely assumed Harbaugh's duties at Thursday's practice.

In a season and a half under Harbaugh, the 49ers are 19-5-1. The team lost in the 2012 NFC Championship Game to the New York Giants to end Harbaugh's first season at the helm.

As a player, Harbaugh spent parts of 14 seasons as a quarterback, half of which came with the Bears. He took over starting duties in Chicago in 1990, and proceeded to hold that role for four seasons, throwing for nearly 10,000 yards and 45 touchdowns. Harbaugh also threw 45 interceptions during that period.