UNC's Roy Williams has surgery for kidney tumor

UNC's Roy Williams has surgery for kidney tumor

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North Carolina coach Roy Williams celebrates as he cuts the net following an NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, March 5, 2011. North Carolina won 81-67 making the Tarheels the regular season Atlantic Coast Conference champions. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 19 at 1:54 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina coach Roy Williams has had surgery to remove a tumor from his right kidney and might have another procedure to remove a tumor from his left kidney. 

The school said the Hall of Fame coach underwent a 3 1/2-hour procedure Wednesday morning to remove the tumor. The tumor's severity is unknown. Team spokesman Matt Bowers said test results could be back in about a week. 

The school said doctors discovered the tumor during a physical earlier this month. In a statement, one of the surgeons said Williams should be able to coach when the team opens practice next month. 

Dr. Eric Wallen says Williams might miss some practices if there's another surgery, but he expects Williams to be ready for the regular season and coach "for years to come."
 

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