Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- A family spokesman said Karl Eller, whose name adorns the University of Arizona business college, has been brought out of a medically induced coma after a bicycle fall in California.

The Arizona Republic reported that his family said Eller, 84, this past weekend was taken off a respirator, and his doctors at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla are optimistic he will make a full recovery.

His wife, Stevie Eller, said her husband fell as he was getting onto his bicycle during an early-morning ride June 15.

The fall resulted in fractures on Eller's right side and broken bones near his ear.

In 1968, Eller became a founding investor of the Phoenix Suns and went on to help found the Fiesta Bowl.

___

Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.