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Minnesota Gophers women's basketball head coach Lindsay Whalen is recovering after undergoing emergency appendectomy surgery. 

Whalen, 39, underwent successful surgery Tuesday evening, according to a release from the University of Minnesota. She will not coach Minnesota's game Thursday at Rutgers, instead being replaced by associate head coach Carly Thibault-DuDonis. 

Whalen's status will be updated ahead of Sunday's game between the Gophers and Maryland at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. 

No further information has been released. 

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