|Surgery won’t stop UCONN head coach Jim Calhoun from staying|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Monday, 06 August 2012 23:00|
Calhoun will return following surgery
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - At least one medical expert says Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun's hip fracture could be a factor at the start of his 41st season on the bench, but likely would not prevent him from a return to coaching.
Calhoun was recovering Monday at the UConn Health Center after undergoing surgery Saturday for a left hip fracture suffered in a fall on during a bicycle ride near his beach home in Madison.
UConn spokesman Phil Chardis said in an email Monday that doctors were very pleased with how the surgery went, and noted that the surgery involved a repair, not a hip replacement.
Dr. Stephen Hunt, orthopedic surgeon at Atlantic Sports Health at Morristown Medical Center in N.J., was not involved in Calhoun's operation, but says it typically takes about 8 to 12 weeks for the bone to heal after that type of surgery.
He says a full recovery will take longer, and a lot depends on the patient's attitude and rehabilitation efforts.