Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks coach Freddie Kitchens was recovering from heart surgery Wednesday after it was discovered that he had a defect in his aorta, team officials said in a statement.
The team reported Wednesday that the doctors who did the surgery felt it went well and gave Kitchens a good prognosis. Arians said Kitchens was "not out of the woods" yet, but he did crack a joke in the hospital after the surgery.
Before Wednesday's organized team activities, the Cardinals gathered for a prayer for Kitchens' recovery.
Arians sent out the following tweet on Wednesday:
The Associated Press contributed to this report.