Mar 16, 2016; Providence , RI, USA; Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski looks on during practice a day before the first round of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Dunkin Donuts Center. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Duke’s Coach K undergoes total knee replacement

DURHAM — Mike Krzyzewski underwent total knee replacement surgery on Sunday morning, Duke announced.

Dr. Michael P. Bolognesi of Duke Medical Center performed the surgery and said it “went as we had hoped.”

“The technical aspects of the case went as we had hoped, and Coach Krzyzewski is doing well,” Dr. Bolognesi said. “We will try to get him up walking today, as we will let him put as much weight as he tolerates on the implant right away.”

The 69-year-old Duke coach was expected to undergo knee surgery at the end of Duke’s season, and he’s still expected to coach the 2016 Olympic men’s basketball team in Rio de Janeiro.

“Immediately after the Duke basketball season is completed, I will undergo replacement surgery on my left knee,” Krzyzewski said in a February statement. “I have every intention of coaching the United States national team in Rio at the 2016 Olympics.”

Krzyzewski could be released from the hospital within three days the school said.

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