On Friday, Iowa State basketball coach Fred Hoiberg had open-heart surgery to replace an aortic valve. The procedure took place at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
According to the doctor who performed the surgery, it was a success.
“Everything went very well,” Dr. Rakesh Suri said in a statement released by the university. “The operation was a success and Mr. Hoiberg is in recovery and doing very well himself.”
Hoiberg will need four-to-six weeks to recover.
Following his surgery, Fred Hoiberg took to social media to share a video of his recovery in the hospital.
— Fred Hoiberg (@ISUMayor32) April 20, 2015
It is great to see the Iowa State Cyclones coach up and moving.
Fred Hoiberg has coached Iowa State for the last five seasons and has led the Cyclones to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances — a school record. Hoiberg has also led Iowa State back-to-back Big 12 Championship titles.
Hoiberg holds a 115-56 career head coaching record.
We continue to wish Hoiberg a quick and speedy recovery.
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