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Kentucky women's basketball coach Matthew Mitchell is recovering from brain surgery following complications from a concussion in March.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky women's basketball coach Matthew Mitchell is recovering from brain surgery following complications from a concussion in March.

"Coach Mitchell sustained a concussion in March," a UK spokesman said. "At the time, he believed he had recovered fully with rest and rehab. However, two weeks ago after experiencing a mild but persistent headache for an extended period of time, he sought medical attention.

"A subdural hematoma was discovered, and he had successful surgery and is extremely appreciative of the excellent care he received at UK Chandler Hospital. He expects to recover fully."

Kentucky women's basketball coach Matthew Mitchell yells at his players during a game at Thompson-Boling Arena in 2017.

Mitchell completed his 13th season as Kentucky's coach earlier this year. He has compiled a 281-125 record at Kentucky, including a 21-7 mark in the coronavirus-shortened 2019-20 season.

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