Tressel's Wife Recovering From Heart Surgery


The mother-in-law of Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel says he's with his wife as she recovers from surgery to repair a heart valve.

Norma Watson told The Associated Press on Wednesday that her daughter, 56-year-old Ellen Tressel, had the operation at the Cleveland Clinic Tuesday in hopes of improving blood flow through the heart.

Watson says the procedure went well and that her daughter is likely to leave the hospital this weekend. She says the coach plans to stay with his wife for the duration. He's missing Big Ten league meetings in Chicago.

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Ellen Tressel's mother says doctors detected a problem when she was tested for a heart condition that runs in the family. She wasn't ill but had noticed shortness of breath.

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