Broyles, 81, undergoes hip surgery

Updated: February 3, 2006, 4:29 PM ET
Associated Press

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles had surgery Friday and was doing well afterward, the university's sports information director said Friday afternoon.

Broyles, 81, had hip replacement surgery at Arkansas Surgical Hospital in North Little Rock.

"He's recovering and doing fine," sports information director Kevin Trainor said. "They're going to have him up walking as early as [Saturday], and he's scheduled to be at this point released on Sunday or Monday."

Trainor said the procedure was minimally invasive, and Broyles was in good spirits.

"They've told him that he could be walking without a limp in as few as 10 days," Trainor said.

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