[UPDATE: Coach Is 'Doing Fine'] Coach Wooden Hospitalized

Bumped with edits. Coach is doing fine. GO BRUINS. -N

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Coach Wooden was hospitalized today after falling. Here is the official release from UCLA: Coach is 'doing fine':

John Wooden, UCLA's legendary former basketball coach, is resting comfortably this evening in an area hospital. The name of the hospital is being withheld at the request of the family.

Coach Wooden, 97, is doing fine and has visited with family throughout the day, according to his daughter, Nan Muehlhausen.

Coach Wooden was hospitalized earlier today. He has a hairline fracture of his left wrist and a fractured left collarbone from a fall in his condo last night. He also hit his head, but a CT-scan of his head and neck were negative.

"Dad's spirits are good," Muehlhausen said. "He is up and joking around with the family. He will probably be in the hospital for a couple of more days before he goes home."

"We appreciate everyone's concern, but we are requesting that people do not call the hospital and do not try to visit Dad at this time."

"The entire UCLA community wishes Coach Wooden a speedy recovery," said UCLA head coach Ben Howland, who is in Tucson for Sunday's game versus Arizona. "We are glad that his injuries are not more serious, and we look forward to seeing him when we return to Los Angeles."

Get well soon, Coach.

UPDATE -N:We have another update from the official site. Not only Coach is recovering rapidly, he is making jokes:

Nan Muehlhausen, Coach Wooden's daughter, said her father was in good spirits and doing well on Saturday afternoon. He has had visits from numerous family members, including son Jim, who saw his father this morning.

"Dad is doing well. He had a good night, his vital signs are good and his spirits are good. He has been joking around with the family," said Muehlhausen.

"We anticipate he will in the hospital until Monday. Dad has had a couple of blood transfusions because the doctors found he was anemic, but the transfusions will take care of that and Dad will be fine. We expect him to make a full recovery." Take it easy Coach. GO BRUINS.

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