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Former Broncos Lineman Mark Schlereth Undergoes Heart Surgery

(CBS4) - Former Denver Broncos offensive lineman Mark Schlereth has successfully undergone heart surgery. The 56-year-old announced on Twitter that he's recovering at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver.

He shared a photo of himself in his hospital bed with a little relative at his side.

"Quick shout out to my family all the love and support the last two days during my heart surgery," he wrote.

He also thanked the doctors and nurses who attended to him during his hospital stay.

Mark Schlereth (ESPN analyst)
(credit: Brian Bahr/Allsport/Getty Images)

Since his retirement from the NFL in 21 years ago Schlereth has become a radio host and sportscaster, and is a frequent guest over the years on CBS4's Xfinity Monday Live show. His sports radio home -- 104.3 The Fan -- sent out a tweet saying "Get well soon Stink!" (We won't go into detail about why that's his nickname, but you can read about it on Wikipedia.)

He also has "Stinkin' Good" Green Chile, which is sold in grocery stores in Colorado.

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Former NFL player and current sportscaster Mark Schlereth stands on the field during the NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Detroit Lions at State Farm Stadium on Sept. 8, 2019. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Schlereth played on the Broncos for 6 of his 12 seasons in the pros. That included the first two Broncos Super Bowl wins -- XXXII and XXXIII.

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