Yep. Tennessee coach Derek Dooley underwent surgery Tuesday for a fractured right hip, which an MRI revealed last Friday. Dooley has been experiencing pain for the past couple of months but only recently went in to have the hip evaluated. Exactly how Dooley received the fracture wasn’t specified.
Nevertheless, he’s been dealing with the pain for a couple of months and hasn’t so much as let out a peep about it.
Dooley, in his third season with Tennessee, plans to coach the Vols this Saturday at Mississippi State from the press box. Tennessee said in a statement that Dooley hopes to return to his normal coaching routine by next week, but that he will consult with doctors further.
It’s good to hear the procedure went well and here’s to a full and speedy recovery.