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Krzyzewski undergoes knee replacement surgery Sunday

<p>Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent total knee replacement surgery Sunday morning.</p>

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent total knee replacement surgery Sunday morning.

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent successful total knee replacement surgery Sunday, the team announced in a press release.

The surgery was performed at Duke University Hospital by Michael P. Bolognesi, a joint replacement orthopedic surgeon at Duke University Medical Center.

“The technical aspects of the case went as we had hoped, and Coach Krzyzewski is doing well,” Bolognesi said in the release. “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.”

The surgery had been scheduled for soon after the end of the Blue Devils' season, which came March 24 in the Sweet 16. Krzyzewski missed one game this season—an 80-71 win Feb. 2 at Georgia Tech—after falling "under the weather" and not making the trip to Atlanta with the rest of the team.

Krzyzewski could be released from the hospital in the next three days. He will then begin a rehabilitation program at Duke.

The timing of the surgery should enable Krzyzewski to rehab and recover fully as he prepares to take USA Basketball into this summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. This will be Krzyzewski's third and final Olympics as the head coach of Team USA, after San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was named the next head coach in October.


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