McCaffery Heads To Dayton After Son's Surgery Goes 'As Planned'

By Mark Carlson, Reporter

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa head basketball coach Fran McCaffery said his son Patrick's surgery went as planned Wednesday morning in Iowa City.

Surgeons at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics planned to remove a thyroid tumor from the 13-year-old.

"Today's surgery for my son Patrick went as planned. Doctors will continue tests in the coming days to determine further treatment. Patrick was in good spirits after the operation," McCaffery said in a statement to the media.

"The outpouring of support and encouragement Patrick and our family have received this past week has been overwhelming; words cannot express how genuinely thankful we are to everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers."

McCaffery boarded a plane around noon to head to Dayton to coach Iowa in tonight's NCAA Tournament first-round game against Tennessee, according to the university.
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