Roy Williams Undergoes Successful Surgery For Tumor, Expected Back For Start Of Practice

North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball coach Roy Williams' underwent successful kidney surgery to remove a tumor on his right kidney, according to Andy Katz. More encouraging news is that Williams is expected to recover and be ready to coach in time for the Tar Heels' first practice on Oct. 13.

WRAL in Raleigh, N.C., has reported that there is the possibility that Williams may undergo a second procedure on his left kidney at some point in October. The radio station has also reported that Williams has dealt with many ailments, including vertigo, because of his kidney condition.

There is no official word yet from the University of North Carolina regarding Williams' plans. North Carolina's Midnight Madness event is scheduled for Oct. 12 with their exhibition game scheduled to be against Shaw University from Raleigh, N.C. on Oct. 26.

For more updates on this story, stick with SBNation.com, and for more on North Carolina athletics, visit The Tar Heel Blog.

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