TEAM PAT: McCaffery’s Son’s Surgery ‘Went As Planned’

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Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery’s son underwent surgery to remove a thyroid tumor Wednesday morning.

The coach released a statement saying the procedure went well.

“Today’s surgery for my son Patrick went as planned. Doctors will continue tests in the coming days to determine further treatment. Patrick was in good spirits after the operation,” McCaffery said.

“Our family would like to thank the surgeons who performed the operation and the doctors and nurses at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics who have helped treat Patrick during this process.

“The outpouring of support and encouragement Patrick and our family have received this past week has been overwhelming; words cannot express how genuinely thankful we are to everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers.”

That support continued on Twitter as #TeamPat trended.

Fran flew by private jet to Dayton, OH to lead the Hawks out as they take on Tennessee at 8.p.m.