North Carolina head football coach Mack Brown underwent a successful knee replacement surgery on Monday, the athletics department announced in a statement.
The procedure was performed by Dr. Michael Bolognesi, who played football at UNC for Brown from 1989-93, at Duke University Hospital.
“The surgery went really well with no issues or complications and he’ll begin a standard rehabilitation program in Chapel Hill immediately,” Bolognesi said in the statement. “We don’t expect there to be any need to alter his summer schedule as it relates to team and football operations.”
The procedure was conducted in the morning and Brown was walking later in the day, according to the statement. Brown was sent home on Monday afternoon. Brown is expected to be back at work today.
“We had been planning to have this procedure done in February, but after accepting the job here at Carolina that obviously wasn’t going to be possible," Brown said in the statement. "We did want to get it taken care of and this window on the calendar made the most sense. I don’t expect this to slow me down at all.”