U-M’s Howard recuperating from heart treatment

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN Staff WriterSep 15, 2023, 04:24 PM ET


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    • Graduate of University of Delaware.Michigan coach Juwan Howard went through a successful heart treatment Friday, the school announced.Howard had actually a scheduled operation to resect an aortic aneurysm and fix an aortic valve, conditions recognized throughout a regular medical check previously this offseason.Dr. Himanshu Patel, who performed the operation, said Howard is anticipated to totally recuperate in six

      to 12 weeks and might go back to the program in 4 to 6 weeks. “I feel so grateful and blessed that this surgical treatment was performed at University of Michigan Health, “Howard said in a

      statement. “My spouse, Jenine, and our household value the first-rate care that has been supplied to us. Dr. [Kim] Eagle, Dr. Patel, Dr. [Stanley] Chetcuti, and all of the personnel at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center are so skilled and carried out like champions throughout this procedure. I am going to work really hard in my rehabilitation to be more powerful than ever by the time our upcoming season is upon us.”Associate head coach Phil Martelli will work as the Wolverines ‘interim head coach during Howard’s lack. Martelli spent 24 seasons as the head coach at Saint Joseph’s, making 7 NCAA competition looks, including an Elite Eight run in 2004. He was fired in 2019 and joined Howard’s personnel 4 months later on.” We are exceptionally grateful Juwan’s proactive procedure was a success which he is resting conveniently,”athletic director Warde Manuel said in a statement. “We will continue to support Juwan, Jenine and his household in addition to the program throughout his absence. All of us at the athletic department have Juwan in our ideas and prayers. We eagerly anticipate Juwan’s return when he feels that he has actually completely recuperated.”Michigan opens the 2023-24 routine season at home versus UNC Asheville on Nov. 7.

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