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Williams to have biopsy on left kidney

Posted October 3, 2012

— North Carolina head men’s basketball coach Roy Williams is having a biopsy on his left kidney, UNC sports information director Steve Kirschner said Wednesday.

Last month, Williams had surgery to remove a tumor from his right kidney. Doctors at UNC Hospitals said the tumor was not cancerous.

The biopsy Wednesday aims to determine whether another operation will be needed.

It remains unclear how much time the 62-year-old coach will miss leading up to the start of preseason practice Oct. 12.

The school said doctors discovered the initial tumor during a physical in September, and the coach underwent a 3½-hour procedure to remove it. Williams spent less than two days in the hospital recovering.

He has led his alma mater to NCAA championships in 2005 and 2009.

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  • Tarheel born Oct 4, 10:21 a.m.

    Thoughts and prayers for Coach Roy and his family. Very classy posts here as well.

    GO HEELS!!

  • lec02572 Oct 4, 9:51 a.m.

    Prayers with you coach. Hope everything turns out well. It does not matter if you are a State, Duke, Wake, Carolina or whoevery, fan basketball is a game. This is real life. Best wishes, Pack Fan.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Oct 3, 9:54 p.m.

    Best wishes, coach!

    Get well so we can enjoy seeing you lose to the Pack 2-3 times this year! :)

  • LoveMySports Oct 3, 9:03 p.m.

    Good Luck coach! Prayers are with you!

  • heelsforever Oct 3, 6:10 p.m.

    Where are the Jesus haters that showed up last time?

    — Posted by Dr. Feelgood

    It was really only one using several different accounts.

    Hoping Coach Williams gets another good report.

  • Coach K is still GREAT Oct 3, 5:54 p.m.

    Prayers for ya coach!
    I know things will be just fine!!!!!!

  • mike honcho Oct 3, 5:29 p.m.

    From a true ABC'er, hoping your cancer free and back to coaching real soon.

  • dsalter Oct 3, 5:15 p.m.

    I hope he gets well soon.

  • iron fist Oct 3, 5:11 p.m.

    Praying for you coach Williams

  • BenFranklin Oct 3, 5:06 p.m.

    Best wishes to coach Roy. Always admired you from the other side of the court, but we're on the same side now.

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