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UConn starting point guard Shabazz Napier will be sidelined for several weeks after undergoing surgery on his right foot on Friday, according to a university release.
Napier has been dealing with a nagging stress fracture for a few months.
During surgery at John Dempsey Hospital at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, he had a screw inserted to help the healing process. He is wearing a walking boot.
He's expected to make a full recovery and be 100 percent by the first official basketball practice on Oct. 13.
Napier, a junior, is UConn's most experienced player, averaging 13 points, 5.8 assists and 35 minutes per game while appearing in 34 games last season.
Today’s American Athletic Conference Championship semifinal doubleheader is underway here at the XL Center in Hartford. A crowd in the 12,000-13,000 range is expected for the UConn-Tulsa game. Tip-off time is 5 p.m.