Coach Krzyzewski undergoes knee replacement surgery

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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski will be released from the hospital within three days after undergoing knee replacement surgery on Sunday morning.

ESPN reported that Krzyzewski, also a United States Olympic coach, will be ready for the Rio Games starting Aug. 5.

“The technical aspects of the case went as we had hoped, and Coach Krzyzewski is doing well,” said Dr. Bolognesi, who performed the procedure at Duke University Hospital, according to ESPN. “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.”

Krzyzewski has served as the head men’s basketball coach at Duke University since 1980, heading the Blue Devils to five NCAA Championships, 12 Final Fours, 12 ACC regular season titles, and 13 ACC Tournament championships.