For the third time in 26 months, West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins has suffered minor injuries in a fall.
While on a recruiting trip in Las Vegas on Friday, Huggins fell in his hotel room and broke four ribs. He spent the night in a Las Vegas hospital for observation and was expected to be released Saturday.
"We expect him to make a complete recovery," WVU athletic director Oliver Luck said in a statement Saturday. "I spoke with associate head coach Larry Harrison [Saturday morning].''
Luck said Harrison accompanied Huggins on the trip.
ESPN.com senior writer Andy Katz reported Saturday that Huggins may have to spend another night in the hospital for precautionary measures. Citing a source close to Huggins, Katz said the coach was packing to leave for the airport Friday when he tripped on something on the floor and crashed into a coffee table.
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy, a former Huggins assistant at the University of Cincinnati, said in a text message to ESPN.com the incident was not related to Huggins' history of heart problems.
Huggins, whose Mountaineers advanced to the Final Four last season, suffered a heart attack in 2002.
In June of last year, Huggins sported two black eyes and said he had walked into the edge of his bathroom door by accident. Shortly after suffering the black eyes, the coach wore sunglasses while participating in a fundraiser at Berry Hills Country Club in Charleston.
In May of 2008, Huggins stumbled and fell after getting off a plane in Charlotte, N.C., and spent several hours in a Charlotte hospital.
Huggins said the incident wasn't a big deal and, had it been up to him, he would not have gone to the hospital.
According to then-WVU athletic director Ed Pastilong, Huggins was checking his cell phone messages when he tripped over a cone on the tarmac and hit his head.
Pastilong said the fall left a bump on Huggins' head but that the coach never lost consciousness.
Huggins joked about the fall. "Billy pushed me,'' he said, referring to WVU assistant coach Billy Hahn. "He did the same thing to Gary [Williams] at Maryland. The guy has a history of this.''