Iowa’s Lickliter home after surgery

Iowa coach Todd Lickliter has been released from an Iowa City

hospital after undergoing a procedure to repair a tear in his

carotid artery.

Lickliter spoke about the operation to stent his carotid artery

for the first time on a radio show Tuesday. He had been

hospitalized Friday.

Lickliter says he was having headaches when the Hawkeyes were in

Kansas City in late November. Doctors discovered the beginning of a

tear in his carotid artery – which is a vessel that supplies blood

to the brain – and performed the procedure Saturday.

Lickliter says doctors have advised him to rest for the

remainder of the week.

Lickliter has missed two games, including Tuesday’s date at

Northern Iowa. He will likely be out Friday when Iowa faces Iowa

State.