Calhoun will return following surgery

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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.

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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.

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