Duke: Coach K recovering from knee replacement surgery
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke says Hall of Fame men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski is recovering from knee replacement surgery.
Krzyzewski had surgery at Duke University Hospital on Sunday morning. The school said in a news release that the 69-year-old coach could be released within three days and will begin a rehabilitation program.
Dr. Michael P. Bolognesi, the joint replacement orthopedic surgeon who performed the procedure, said in a statement that Krzyzewski can put “as much weight as he tolerates on the implant right away.”
Krzyzewski has won a Division I men’s record 1,043 games, with 970 of those coming at Duke along with five NCAA titles with the Blue Devils. Krzyzewski will also coach the U.S. men’s national team this summer in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.