Iowa men’s head basketball coach Fran McCaffery says his son’s tumor is cancerous.
“Today, we received word from doctors that the tumor that was removed during our son Patrick’s surgery on Wednesday is malignant,” McCaffery said in a statement.
He added they “will visit with doctors as soon as possible to determine Patrick’s treatment.”
Patrick, 14, underwent surgery to remove a thyroid tumor Wednesday morning.
It was the same day McCaffery’s side lost to Tennessee in Dayton , OH in a NCAA tournament pre-game.
Fran and his wife, Margaret, added their thanks for the “outpouring of support from across the country” they had received.