Jets coach Todd Bowles had golf ball-sized tumor removed from throat

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Jets coach Todd Bowles had mass removed from throat following season
Thursday February 25th, 2016

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 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.”

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Bowles said he would not require any additional treatment or procedures.

- Erin Flynn

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