Jim Tressel Says Wife Recovering After Heart Procedure


UPDATED: Monday June 21, 2010 12:19 PM

Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel said Sunday that his wife, Ellen, is recovering after having surgery to repair a heart valve.

Jim Tressel was attending the annual Kids 'n' Kamp fundraiser that supports families with children touched by cancer.  It's an event both he and his wife are passionate about.

Ellen Tressel was unable to attend Sunday's event.

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"She's back home resting and she wishes she were here tonight, but she'll be at the golf outing this summer," Jim Tressel said. 

He said The Ohio State University Medical Center referred his wife to the Cleveland Clinic to see a specialist to deal with her condition.

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