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UNC coach Roy Williams released from hospital

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CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina coach Roy Williams has been released from UNC Hospitals, one day after he underwent a three-and-a-half hour operation to remove a tumor from his right kidney.

UNC announced Williams’ release in a statement on Thursday afternoon.

Williams, 62, underwent a robotic partial nephrectomy to remove the tumor. Steve Kirschner, a UNC athletic department spokesman, said doctors didn’t yet know whether the tumor was malignant or benign. It could take doctors a week or more to determine that, Kirschner said.

Williams might need a second surgery next month, but he is expected not to miss any time once the Tar Heels begin the season in mid-November.

“I fully expect him to coach this season and for years to come,” said Dr. Eric Wallen, who led the team of surgeons that performed Williams’ surgery. “He could miss some practice time if we perform another procedure sometime in October, but he would be able to resume his coaching duties prior to the start of the regular season.”


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Heard a rumor a couple of weeks ago that Roy had coached his last game for the Heels. I hope the two issues are not connected. However, he did not go to surgery because he didn't feel good. There had to be medical evidence of something gone ary ie elevated white counts. Add to that Hubert Davis being hired recently to join the staff, the only Carolina alum. Hope the best for Roy and his family, but in light of other recent events, the spin that is being put out on this indicates a more serious problem. May the treatment he receives be successful and may my intuition be off base.

Get well soon

 Get well Roy. We can't pick on you while you are sick!  Seriously Best wishes and hope there is no cancer. ;)      Still got the BB gun??  :)

Prayer Are Being Answers.

No telling how many prayers has been lift up for you.Coach William"S.These prayer will not stop,untill it time to give God the praise for answer them all,& you healed. It also hard on family member,so they in our prayer to.

Glad things went smoothly.

Glad things went smoothly. Hope the biopsy is clear...

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Andrew Carter is the University of North Carolina beat writer for the News & Observer.