Friday , Jan , 12 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Riley has successful hip surgery

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Miami Heat announced that head coach Pat
Riley underwent successful hip surgery on Thursday, just over a week removed
from going under the knife to have three large pieces of cartilage removed
from his right knee.

Riley had the hip surgery at Mercy Hospital in Miami, with the 60-minute
procedure being performed by Dr. Carlos Lavernia.

Because of his various physical ailments, Riley took a temporary leave from
the Heat on January 3. No timetable has been set on his return.