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