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Nebraska's Connie Yori recovering

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska coach Connie Yori was hospitalized for almost a month because of surgery complications, but she was able to stop by her team's first practice for a few minutes.

The athletic department announced Yori's health problems Monday. She said in a statement that she hopes to resume some of her duties by next week, and she thanked those close to her for their support.

Yori underwent arthroscopic surgery Aug. 19 to repair damage to her left knee dating to her playing days in the 1980s.

She was hospitalized a week for a staph infection Sept. 5. She was home four days before she was hospitalized again with a blood clot in the knee. She was released Friday.

Yori was Associated Press national coach of the year in 2010.