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Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski undergoes hernia surgery

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent hernia surgery on Monday morning. He should be fully recovered before August’s Rio Olympics, where he’ll be coaching the U.S. men’s national basketball team.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent hernia surgery on Monday morning. He should be fully recovered before August’s Rio Olympics, where he’ll be coaching the U.S. men’s national basketball team. cliddy@newsobserver.com

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent hernia repair surgery Monday morning at Duke University Hospital, the school announced in a statement.

Typical recovery time is four weeks, which means Krzyzewski should be fully recovered in time to coach the U.S. men’s national basketball team in the Rio Olympics in August.

“I’d like to thank everyone at Duke University Hospital who made this procedure as smooth as possible,” Krzyzewski said in a statement. “With this surgery behind me, I’ll be in great physical condition heading into the Olympics and I’m excited for the opportunities that lie ahead.”

This is the second major surgery Krzyzewski has had in as many months. On April 3rd, he underwent total knee replacement surgery on his left knee. He was able to walk unassisted at Duke’s end-of-season banquet on April 21.

Krzyzewski is 75-1 as the coach of the national team, a position he has held since 2006. That includes two Olympic gold medals in Beijing and London. He has previously said he will retire from his post with the Olympics after the Rio de Janeiro games.

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