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Northern State coach has leg amputated as part of cancer treatment

Updated: September 19, 2008, 6:10 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Northern State men's basketball coach Don Meyer had his lower left leg amputated -- a move critical to treating his cancer -- Friday in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The cancer was discovered when Meyer was in intensive care after a car accident. Meyer, who is the NCAA's active career leader in wins with 891, was leading his team on a six-car caravan for a retreat outside of Aberdeen, S.D., two weeks ago when the accident occurred.

Meyer's son, Jerry, and Northern State athletic director ...

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