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Krzyzewski Undergoes Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent knee replacement surgery over the weekend.

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University and United States National Team head coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent successful total knee replacement surgery this morning at Duke University Hospital.

The surgery was performed by Michael P. Bolognesi, M.D., joint replacement orthopaedic surgeon at Duke University Medical Center.

“The technical aspects of the case went as we had hoped, and Coach Krzyzewski is doing well,” Dr. Bolognesi said. “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 could be released from the hospital within three days and will begin a rehabilitation program at Duke.

Krzyzewski has won a Division I men’s basketball record 1,043 games in 41 seasons as a college head coach, owning a 1,043-320 overall record and a 970-262 mark in 36 seasons at Duke. He has led Duke to five NCAA championships (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2015), the second-most national titles by a coach in NCAA history.

Krzyzewski has guided the United States National Team to a 75-1 record, including an active 63-game winning streak, and six total medals (five gold) since assuming the position of head coach in 2006. He is a seven-time USA Basketball National Coach of the Year and will lead the team into a third Olympic Games this summer in Rio de Janeiro.

Krzyzewski was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001.

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