Iowa coach says son’s tumor was malignant

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says the tumor that doctors removed from his son’s thyroid earlier this week was malignant.

McCaffery’s 14-year-old son Patrick had surgery in Iowa City on Wednesday, just hours before the Hawkeyes lost to Tennessee in the First Four of the NCAA tournament.

McCaffery says he and his family will meet with doctors soon to determine further treatment for Patrick. McCaffery isn’t planning any additional comment on his son’s condition at this time.