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Morgan out of hospital after surgery for sleep apnea

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State basketball coach Wayne Morgan was
released from the hospital Tuesday after undergoing throat surgery
for a condition known as sleep apnea.

"I am very happy to be home from the hospital and looking
forward to getting back to work," Morgan said in a statement
released by the university.

Morgan had the surgery at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des
Moines. In his statement, Morgan said he would gradually work
himself back to a full-time schedule over the next four weeks.

People with sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their
sleep, a condition usually caused by a blockage of the airway. The
condition afflicts more than 12 million people in the United
States, according to the National Institutes of Health.

The 54-year-old Morgan is 39-25 in two seasons at Iowa State.
The Cyclones reached the semifinals of the NIT in his first season
and made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament this past
season.