March 19th, 2010
As we enter the season fondly referred to by sports fans as “March Madness,” or the NCAA basketball tournament, we’re pleased to have posted a video on the J&J health channel about Mike Krzyzewski, or Coach K. Legendary men’s basketball coach at Duke University, 63-year-old Coach K has coached the Duke Blue Devils for 30 years, and has amassed an amazing 859 wins! He also began suffering from osteoarthritis in his 50s, and his debilitating pain and lack of mobility led him to contemplate an early retirement from the game he loved.
After two successful hip replacements and rehabilitation, Coach K said, “I wish I had made the decision to have hip replacement sooner. I had exhausted all the non-surgical options, but still put off the surgery. This cost me some quality of life and it almost cost me the joys I continue to experience as a coach.”
Duke is seeded number one in the Southern Region of the NCAA tournament this year, and we wish him the best of luck!
Disclosure: Coach K is a paid spokesperson for DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.