Feb. 15, 2012
has successful cancer surgery
San Diego State head coach Tony Gwynn had
successful surgery on Tuesday to remove a cancerous tumor from
his right cheek. He had a growth removed from the same spot in
Gwynn’s wife, Alicia, told
ESPN that doctors removed the entire tumor. They took a nerve
from Gwynn’s shoulder and transplanted it in his cheek during
the 14-hour procedure. She said Gwynn was talking and laughing,
indicating that the nerve graft was successful.
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Gwynn is entering his 10th
season as head coach at his alma mater. He is expected to be
able to return to work in as soon as one month.
In his absence, assistants Mark Martinez and Eric
Valenzuela are overseeing the program. The Aztecs host
Washington this weekend to begin the 2012 season.