Spry George Perles Says, "Thank You," to the Spartan Nation

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Perles is a college and NFL football ICON.  This is his favorite picture ever taken of him.  Photo courtesy of MSU.

Perles is a college and NFL football ICON. This is his favorite picture ever taken of him. Photo courtesy of MSU.

After three weeks of recovering from back surgery at Lansing’s Sparrow Hospital former Spartan head coach and current MSU Trustee George Perles is home. “Make sure you tell the public thank you so much for all of their prayers and thoughts through this,” was what Perles asked me to tell you as we visited.

 

His recovery at Sparrow was highlighted by a visit that sent the entire hospital buzzing on April 29th. “Coach Dantonio and Coach Tressel came up to see me. It was like some rock stars had arrived. It was so great to see them, it meant a lot,” was how Perles described their visit.

 

Perles is in great spirits and should make a full recovery. Anyone that knows Coach is well aware that he didn’t want to talk about himself. “I can tell you this, these people at Sparrow are terrific. I told the President of the hospital that if you ran a football team like he runs this hospital you would never lose a game. Make sure you brag about these folks please.”

 

We didn’t Coach, we let you! Coach Perles is a special man and a great friend and we wish you well, my friend! You are in our prayers.