New York Jets coach Todd Bowles had a golf ball-sized tumor removed from his throat after the conclusion of his team’s season, he told NJ.com at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday.
Bowles discovered the non-cancerous tumor near the beginning of the season, but was assured by doctors he could wait until the off-season to have it removed.
“It was just how much pain tolerance I could take,” Bowles said. “It wasn’t a big deal. It was pressing up against the artery, and I had trouble swallowing a little bit. I didn’t want to get it done during the season, if something went wrong. So I just waited until after the season.”
Bowles said he would not require any additional treatment or procedures.
- Erin Flynn