Head Coach O'Hara Recovering, Hopes to be Released from Hospital this WeekAugust 15, 2012 - Arena Football League (AFL) New Orleans VooDoo
O'Hara had a routine scope procedure done on his right knee on Wednesday, August 1, and acquired a post-operation staph infection. Since his first surgery, O'Hara has undergone two additional procedures on the infected area to rid his body of the staph infection.
O'Hara issued this statement:
"I want to take this opportunity to thank the VooDoo Nation, family and friends whom all have reached out to me and my family during this troubling time. I have received many visits, including AFL Commissioner Jerry Kurz, VooDoo players and staff. My wife Billie and I are very thankful for all of the encouragement we have received, and none of it has gone unnoticed or unappreciated. I would also like to personally thank Dr. O'Brien, Patrick Maloney and all of the people at Tulane for helping me through this. I would also like to thank Gary Gussman for all of the assistance I have received from him. On behalf of my family, I just want to say thank you for all the prayers and kindness shown to me during this time. It has not been an easy road and there still is a long road to recovery ahead, but you all are helping me through this and I am thankful. Believe!"
O'Hara is hoping to be released from the hospital this week and rejoin his family in Orlando, where his two sons, Tyler and Trace, are currently playing football in the CYFL. Once released, O'Hara will be on a 24-hour antibiotic drip for the next three weeks.
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