Longtime UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma’s health has been something of a question mark the past few weeks, as he recently spent some time in the hospital and missed the Huskies’ championship celebration parade due to feeling ill, but the Hall of Famer recently provided an update on his overall health.
According to an AP report, Auriemma is feeling fine after his recent hospital stay, during which he was treated for the flu, a bronchial infection and general exhaustion.
“It started the week of the Final Four. It got worse when I got home,” Auriemma said. “I thought I was over it and then I was laid up for three or four days. Lot of tests, lot of fluids, lot of different things that I was just exhausted and run down. The flu part was real. The bronchial infection was real. The other stuff. Maybe I was holding it back for a month. Just got me.”
It just goes to show that coaching can be exhausting and Auriemma, who recently turned 62, gets worn out just as much as anyone else. Given how he has turned the Huskies into one of the most unstoppable programs in college basketball history, fans and loved ones can breathe a sigh of relief since his health appears to be back in top form.
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