Mack Brown underwent successful — when do doctors ever announce they botched it? — right knee replacement surgery on Monday, North Carolina has announced.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Michael Bolognesi at Duke University Hospital; Bolognesi played for Brown at UNC from 1989-93.

“First off, how cool is it that one of our former players replaced my knee yesterday,” Brown said in a statement. “We talk about building young men so they can be productive husbands, fathers and citizens. Carolina produces a lot of special people and I’m happy we were able to play a small part in Mike’s development because we counted on him and he, along with the rest of the surgical and anesthetic team, did a tremendous job.

“We had been planning to have this procedure done in February, but after accepting the job here at Carolina that obviously wasn’t going to be possible. We did want to get it taken care of and this window on the calendar made the most sense. I don’t expect this to slow me down at all.”

This was Brown’s second knee replacement surgery. His left knee was replaced in 2006, a remnant of knee injuries that cut his playing career short in the 1970s.

Brown was up and walking by Monday afternoon, and discharged from the hospital the same day. He is expected back at work on Tuesday.

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