Earlier this month, it was announced that Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski was set to undergo a knee replacement. The surgery led to the Blue Devils canceling a scheduled trip to the Dominican Republic.
On Sunday afternoon, the program took to social media to provide an update.
Coach K’s surgery was considered a success.
“The surgery went very smoothly. Coach is in good spirits. We hope to get him walking as early as this afternoon,” the doctor said in a statement.
Dr. Bolognesi: “The surgery went very smoothly. Coach is in good spirits. We hope to get him walking as early as this afternoon.” 🔵😈🐐 pic.twitter.com/bQ98XmcrJv
— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) August 13, 2017
It was the sixth surgery for Krzyzewski in the last 16 months, with the most recent back surgery sidelining him seven games last season.
Coach K says he will be back to full speed in time for the start of practice which begins at the end of September.
The Blue Devils open their 2017 campaign on Friday, Nov. 10 against Elon.
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