UConn coach Calhoun resting after hip surgery

UConn coach Jim Calhoun has undergone successful surgery to repair a left hip fracture from a bicycle accident.

The university said Sunday that Calhoun was resting comfortably at John Dempsey Hospital at the UConn Health Center in Farmington. UConn said he is expected to be released in the next few days and will recuperate at home.

The 70-year-old Calhoun was cycling near his summer home in Madison on Saturday when he hit sand and fell, hours before he was to coach some former players in a charity game.

"He hit some sand and he has those shoes that are tied in, clip-ons," associate head coach George Blaney said Saturday.

Calhoun broke several ribs in an accident during a charity bicycle ride in 2009. Calhoun has led Connecticut to three NCAA titles.

It's the latest in a string of health problems for Calhoun. He also has survived skin and prostate cancer, and missed eight games last season because of the effects of spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spine, normally associated with aging and sometimes with arthritis.

Calhoun, 873-380 in 40 seasons as a head coach, is expected to return for a 27th season at UConn. He has said he will make his plans known before practice begins in October.

- Associated Press

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