Sep 21, 2012
UNC Coach Williiams Leaves Hospital

SportingNews

http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2012-09-20/unc-s-williams-out-of-hospital-1-day-after-surgery

North Carolina coach Roy Williams was released from the hospital Thursday afternoon, one day after he underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his right kidney.

It remains unclear how much time Williams, 62, will miss leading up to the start of preseason practice Oct. 13.

Doctors discovered the tumor during a physical earlier this month, and the coach underwent a 3½-hour procedure to remove it. The severity of that tumor is unknown, and test results could be back in about a week.

Williams might need another operation to remove another tumor from his left kidney.

“I fully expect him to coach this season and for years to come, Dr. Eric Wallen said in a statement. He could miss some practice time if we perform another procedure sometime in October, but he would be able to resume his coaching duties prior to the start of the regular season.”

Williams is preparing for his 10th season at his alma mater, where he spent 10 years as an assistant to Dean Smith before taking over at Kansas and leading the Jayhawks to four Final Fours. Williams, who has 675 wins in 24 seasons, won NCAA championships with the Tar Heels in 2005 and 2009.

“Coach is Coach, he’s going to be anxious and he can’t sit still very long, longtime UNC assistant Steve Robinson said, but we just want him to … make sure he has full recovery.”

UNC Coach Williams Leaves Hospital

SportingNews

http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2012-09-20/unc-s-williams-out-of-hospital-1-day-after-surgery

North Carolina coach Roy Williams was released from the hospital Thursday afternoon, one day after he underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his right kidney.

It remains unclear how much time Williams, 62, will miss leading up to the start of preseason practice Oct. 13.

Doctors discovered the tumor during a physical earlier this month, and the coach underwent a 3½-hour procedure to remove it. The severity of that tumor is unknown, and test results could be back in about a week.

Williams might need another operation to remove another tumor from his left kidney.

“I fully expect him to coach this season and for years to come, Dr. Eric Wallen said in a statement. He could miss some practice time if we perform another procedure sometime in October, but he would be able to resume his coaching duties prior to the start of the regular season.”

Williams is preparing for his 10th season at his alma mater, where he spent 10 years as an assistant to Dean Smith before taking over at Kansas and leading the Jayhawks to four Final Fours. Williams, who has 675 wins in 24 seasons, won NCAA championships with the Tar Heels in 2005 and 2009.

“Coach is Coach, he’s going to be anxious and he can’t sit still very long, longtime UNC assistant Steve Robinson said, but we just want him to … make sure he has full recovery.”






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