Jim Calhoun will have surgery, out at least 2 more

Just got word from UConn that head coach Jim Calhoun, who met with one of his doctors Wednesday afternoon, will have surgery on Monday and will miss at least two more games. (Syracuse Saturday and next Tuesday at Providence).

Calhoun, 69, will have a procedure Monday to help alleviate the spinal stenosis that has forced him to take a medical leave of absence.

Calhoun is expected to be hospitalized for one or two nights, according to the school, followed by a recovery period at home.

UConn officials say he’ll miss his seventh and eighth straight games but won’t rule him out for a return this season.

“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 in the past.”

Associate head coach George Blaney will continue in charge of the team in Calhoun’s absence, with Kevin Ollie, Glen Miller, and Karl Hobbs (whose battlefield promotion continues) serving as assistant coaches.



About Neill

Neill Ostrout covers the UConn men's basketball team for the Journal Inquirer in Manchester. He has been a member of the "Horde" for more than 16 years.
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