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Dantonio released from hospital

October 4, 2010

MSU football head coach Mark Dantonio was released from Sparrow Hospital at noon Monday, five days after a blood clot was discovered in his leg Thursday.

“Coach D is home. Let’s start our path to normalcy and get ready for a football game. Thanks for everyone’s support,” Athletics Director Mark Hollis said on his Twitter account.

Dantonio’s health has been an issue since he suffered a heart attack on Sept. 19, shortly after MSU defeated Notre Dame in overtime. Dantonio underwent a heart procedure and was released on Sept. 21.

Following a routine post-operative examination on Sept. 30, a blood clot was discovered in his leg. Sparrow interventional cardiologist Dr. Chris D’Haem, who performed the heart procedure on Dantonio, said blood clots following surgery are not uncommon.

In Dantonio’s place, offensive coordinator Don Treadwell has led the No. 17 Spartans to two victories, including a 34-24 victory over then-No. 11 Wisconsin on Saturday.

It is unknown if Dantonio will coach the team against No. 18 Michigan this Saturday (3:30 p.m.. ABC). Dantonio was going to coach from the coaches’ box against Wisconsin before the blood clot was discovered.

MSU has won the last two games against U-M.

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