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Duke's Mike Krzyzewski undergoes knee replacement surgery

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski coaches his team in the NCAA tournament.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski coaches his team in the NCAA tournament. cliddy@newsobserver.com

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent successful total left knee replacement surgery Sunday morning at Duke hospital, the school announced in a statement.

“The technical aspects of the case went as we had hoped, and Coach Krzyzewski is doing well,” said Michael Bolognesi, the joint replacement orthopaedic surgeon who performed the surgery. “We will try to get him up walking today, as we will let him put as much weight as he tolerates on the implant right away.”

Krzyzewski could be released from the hospital within three days and then will begin a rehabilitation program at Duke. He will coach the U.S. National Team this August at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Since Krzyzewski took over in 2006, Team USA has a 75-1 record and won Olympic gold in 2008 (Beijing) and 2012 (London).

Krzyzewski had his left hip replaced in 1999 and his right hip in 2002.

Laura Keeley: 919-829-4556, @laurakeeley

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