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Pat Summitt Has Knee Replacement Surgery

Pat Summitt Has Knee Replacement Surgery

CREATED May 22, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt underwent knee replacement surgery.

Summitt wrote on her Twitter account Wednesday, "Seeking Fierce Courage... will need it after facing knee replacement surgery today, followed by weeks of rehab." Adam Waller of the Pat Summitt Foundation confirmed that Summitt underwent replacement surgery on her right knee in Knoxville and would remain in a hospital through the weekend as a precautionary measure to make sure her rehabilitation starts correctly.

Summitt led Tennessee to 1,098 wins - the most of any men's or women's college basketball coach - and eight national titles in 38 seasons before stepping down in April 2012, one year after announcing she had early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type. Since stepping down, she has remained on staff as head coach emeritus.

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