Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Calhoun To Have Surgery; Miss At Least Next 2 Games

Jim Calhoun will not coach UConn against Syracuse on Saturday night in Storrs, and his return to the sidelines at all this season remains up in the air.

Calhoun will undergo a surgical procedure on Monday to help alleviate the spinal stenosis that has forced him to take a medical leave of absence and miss UConn's last six games. He is expected to be hospitalized for one or two nights, followed by a recovery period at home. He will miss the Syracuse game, as well as UConn's game at Providence on Tuesday night.

After that, his coaching status will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.

"I'm glad we have finally determined the best course of treatment to deal with the problem," Calhoun said in a statement. "I'm looking forward to having the procedure done, hopefully recovering as quickly as possible, and putting it all int he past."

Associate head coach George Blaney will remain in charge of the team.

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