John Wooden Doing Fine According To His Daughter

Feb. 29, 2008

John Wooden, UCLA's legendary former basketball coach, is resting comfortably this evening in an area hospital. The name of the hospital is being withheld at the request of the family.

Coach Wooden, 97, is doing fine and has visited with family throughout the day, according to his daughter, Nan Muehlhausen.

Coach Wooden was hospitalized earlier today. He has a hairline fracture of his left wrist and a fractured left collarbone from a fall in his condo last night. He also hit his head, but a CT-scan of his head and neck were negative.

'Dad's spirits are good,' Muehlhausen said. 'He is up and joking around with the family. He will probably be in the hospital for a couple of more days before he goes home.'

'We appreciate everyone's concern, but we are requesting that people do not call the hospital and do not try to visit Dad at this time.'

'The entire UCLA community wishes Coach Wooden a speedy recovery,' said UCLA head coach Ben Howland, who is in Tucson for Sunday's game versus Arizona. 'We are glad that his injuries are not more serious, and we look forward to seeing him when we return to Los Angeles.'

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