Georgia quarterback D'Wan Mathis was released from the hospital Monday after undergoing emergency surgery Thursday for a brain cyst.
Mathis tweeted his appreciation to Georgia fans after his release:
"One more day, and it could have burst," D'Wan's father, Terence, told Mike Griffith of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I can't tell you how thankful I am my son is at the University of Georgia and with that medical and training staff."
"We were 745 miles away when all this happened last week, and Coach [Kirby] Smart made sure my son was taken care of the same way he would treat his own children," he continued.
Mathis was rushed to the hospital Thursday after suffering severe sinus pain. Doctors found the cyst after sending him for an MRI.
Mathis will continue taking antibiotics for the next 30 days and will need 24-hour care to ensure there are no complications.
A timetable for Mathis' return to football has not been determined.