Austin released from hospital, to start rehab Tues.
October 16, 2001

Tech cornerback Larry Austin was released from Montgomery Regional Hospital on Tuesday morning after spending two nights there because of complications related to the arthroscopic surgery performed on his knee. Austin went in the hospital Sunday morning to have surgery to repair some cartilage damage in his left knee.

After the surgery, Austin went into the recovery room and started coughing up fluid and had trouble breathing. Doctors diagnosed Austin with positive pressure pulmonary edema - a rare disorder related to anesthesia. They kept him in intensive care Sunday night and then moved him to a regular hospital room on Monday, keeping him Monday night as well.

Austin is fine, though. He checked out of the hospital Tuesday morning and plans on starting the rehab on his knee Tuesday afternoon.