UConn basketball coach Dan Hurley recovering from surgical procedure

UConn basketball coach Dan Hurley is in the hospital recovering from a successful surgical procedure to relieve persistent neck and upper back discomfort.

Hurley, 46, underwent surgery on Friday at the Center for Comprehensive Spine Care in New York City to alleviate symptoms of degenerative changes in the cervical spine, according to a release from the school.

Hurley is resting comfortably in the hospital and expected to return home in the next day or two. His personal physicians and UConn medical staff will monitor his recuperation. He will resume basketball coaching and recruiting activities when he has sufficiently recovered. Until then, his coaching staff will oversee team activities.

The release added that Hurley is expected to be ready to coach when the upcoming season's official practices begin on Sept. 28.

Hurley is entering his second season with the Huskies, who finished 16-17 overall last season.

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