By Brett LoGiurato
April 25, 2013

Digger Phelps has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, ESPN said Thursday. (Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images) Digger Phelps has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, ESPN said Thursday. (Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

ESPN college basketball analyst Digger Phelps has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, the network announced Thursday night.

The network said that Phelps has undergone surgery to treat the cancer and will begin follow-up treatment next week near his home in South Bend, Ind.

Phelps said in a statement that "he and his family appreciate your thoughts and prayers as he prepares for the 2013-2014 college basketball season," according to ESPN.

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