Sport Duke coach Krzyzewski undergoes knee replacement surgery

21:05  13 august  2017
21:05  13 august  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Mike Krzyzewski's need for new knee costs Duke trip, but maybe saves season

  Mike Krzyzewski's need for new knee costs Duke trip, but maybe saves season Coach K will have surgery so he can be healthy throughout the Blue Devils' 2017-18 campaign.“After three days of working with our team, I found that it wasn’t sustainable for me, for a long period of time, to go forward with my knee,” Krzyzewski said in a video posted to Twitter. “I could kind of muck it out for the Dominican trip, but for the whole season it wouldn’t be appropriate to do this.

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent successful inguinal hernia repair surgery Monday at Duke University Hospital, the team announced Monday. Krzyzewski had knee replacement surgery in early April and is rehabbing as he prepares to lead USA Basketball into the Rio de Janeiro Olympics

Krzyzewski underwent total knee replacement surgery on his left knee at Duke University Hospital, a procedure the doctor that performed it termed a success. “ Coach Krzyzewski is doing well,” Dr, Michael P. Bolognesi said in a statement.

Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski during the first half of the 2017 New York Life ACC Tournament semifinal round game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke Blue Devils on March 10, 2017, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn,NY. © Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski during the first half of the 2017 New York Life ACC Tournament semifinal round game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke Blue Devils on March 10, 2017, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn,NY.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has undergone knee replacement surgery.

Team spokesman Cory Walton says the procedure on his right knee was performed Sunday by Dr. Michael Bolognesi at the university's hospital.

Bolognesi says the surgery went "very smoothly," and doctors hoped to have the Hall of Fame coach walking later in the day. He's expected to be released within one to three days to begin a rehabilitation program at Duke.

The surgery led Duke to cancel the exhibition trip to the Dominican Republic that was scheduled to begin this week. Krzyzewski opted for surgery after determining his knee condition "wouldn't be sustainable" through the season.

Krzyzewski has had both of his knees replaced in the past 17 months, with six total surgeries in that span.

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