Digger Phelps, ESPN College Basketball Analyst, Diagnosed With Cancer

Stephen Douglas

Phelps has had surgery and will start follow-up treatment next week near his home in South Bend, Indiana.

In a statement, Phelps said that “he and his family appreciate your thoughts and prayers as he prepares for the 2013-2014 college basketball season.”

Dick Vitale tweeted early this morning that he spoke to Phelps, and there’s some good news.

Phelps beat prostate cancer in 2010. Here’s hoping for a similar recovery.

Previously: Watch Everyone Laugh at Digger Phelps For Saying, “Twitter Him Back”