Michigan's John Beilein has successful heart surgery, will miss trip to Spain

John Beilein undergoes double bypass procedure, will miss foreign tour

John Beilein undergoes double bypass procedure, will miss foreign tour

University of MI basketball coach John Beilein will be in the hospital for a few days to recover from a scheduled double bypass procedure.

Beilein's expected to be out of the hospital by the end of the week.

Beilein is expected to be "fully active" by the start of the season according to a University of MI release.

MI will be touring Spain from August 17th through 26th and will play three exhibition games overseas.

Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines looks on before taking on the Texas A&M Aggies in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament West Regional at Staples Center on March 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

The two-vessel coronary bypass graft surgery took place Monday morning at U-M's Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center.

"The procedure is created to improve blood flow to the heart, by taking a healthy artery or vein from another part of the body and grafting it to the obstructed coronary artery", Pagani said. Doctors say the operation went well and Beilein is expected to make a full recovery.

Beilein arrived at the school in 2007. August is normally the slowest month of the year for coaches. In June, Beilein was a finalist for the Detroit Pistons job, but withdrew his name a week after his involvement with the process became public.

Beilein said in a statement that he's going to work very hard to be "stronger than ever" by the start of practice for the coming season. He plans to be on the sideline November 6 when MI opens the 2018-19 season against Norfolk State in Ann Arbor.

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