Michigan Wolverines head coach John Beilein had a successful heart surgery on Monday. He will miss the team’s trip to Spain while recovering, with assistant Saddi Washington playing the role of interim head coach until Beilein is healthy enough to return.
Beilein is hoping to return to the team by October.
“I feel grateful and blessed that this surgery was performed at the University of Michigan,” John Beilein said in a statement. “Kathleen, and our family appreciate all of the world-class care that was provided for us. Dr. Kim Eagle, Dr. Francis Pagani, Dr. Stanley Chetcuti and all of their staffs at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center are so talented and performed like champions over this past week.”
“I am going to work very hard in my rehabilitation to be stronger than ever by the time practice begins for this upcoming season.”
The exact sort of surgery he had was designed to force blood flow to the heat more effectively.
From all accounts and statements by the school, as well as Dr. Pagani, Beilein is expected to make a full recovery.
Earlier this year, the main man of Michigan Wolverines basketball was rumored to be up for the Detroit Pistons job. While college coaches often use the NBA as leverage for a new deal, Beilein later said his brush with the pros was enough to help him realize he belongs at Michigan for the rest of his career.
We obviously wish him a full and speedy recovery.
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