On vacation this week, but will do my best to update blog whenever something goes down. Here's the press release on Shabazz Napier's surgery:
University of Connecticut junior guard Shabazz Napier (Roxbury, Mass.) will be
out of action for the next several weeks as he recovers from surgery on his
right foot to repair a bothersome stress fracture.
Huskies’ most experienced returning player, had a right fifth metatarsal
internal fixation performed Friday at John Dempsey Hospital at the UConn Health
Center, basically meaning that a screw was inserted to promote healing of the
The fracture has
been causing Napier discomfort for a few months and was the reason Napier
decided to leave the Puerto Rican National Team after making the squad last
spring. Rather than play hard on it all summer and possibly jeopardize his
upcoming college season, Napier returned home for treatment.
According to the
UConn medical staff, conservative treatment did not improve Napier’s condition,
leading to the decision for surgery. Doctors said the operation was successful
and Napier is expected to make a full recovery. He will be in a walking boot for
a few weeks, but should be 100 percent healed by the time official practice
begins on Oct. 13.
Napier played in
all 34 of UConn’s games last season, starting 31, and averaged 13.0 points, 5.8
assists, and 35.0 minutes per game. In his two-year UConn career, he has scored
761 points and handed out 322 assists.
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