Kruger rises above unexpected health scare

Originally Published: September 15, 2008
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Lon Kruger didn't experience the common post-heart-surgery depression period, nor did he suffer through any rehabilitative complications over the past year.

If doctors are looking for a patient for others to emulate, the UNLV coach may be the ultimate example.

Last month, Kruger celebrated the one-year anniversary of his six-bypass surgery at what -- by today's standards -- is the rather young age of 55.

Since the surgery, Kruger ...

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