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McCaffery hopes son will leave hospital Thursday

[ 0 ] March 20, 2014 |

DAYTON, Ohio – Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery said that he hopes that his son, Patrick, will be released from University Hospitals and Clinics as soon as today.

University of Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery is shown with his son, Patrick, in this undated family photo. Patrick underwent surgery Wednesday to remove a thyroid tumor.  (Special to the Register)

University of Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery is shown with his son, Patrick, in this undated family photo. Patrick underwent surgery Wednesday to remove a thyroid tumor. (Special to the Register)

“”If there’s still some issues with regard to pain and nausea and fluid buildup, he’ll probably stay another night,” McCaffery said after Wednesday’s 78-65 overtime loss to Tennessee in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. “But I would think either (this) afternoon or Friday morning he’ll be heading home.”

Patrick had surgery Wednesday to remove a tumor from his thyroid. Tests will be done to determine of the tumor is benign or malignant. McCaffery hopes to have that answer in a few days.

“We’re hoping for Friday,” McCaffery said. “The schedule says Monday, so Monday for sure.”

Category: Big Ten, Hawkeye news, Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball

About Rick Brown: Rick Brown covers men's basketball for The Des Moines Register and Hawk Central. He's married and the father of two. He also covers golf for the Register. View author profile.

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