STORRS, CT - NOVEMBER 11: Jim Calhoun of the Connecticut Huskies reacts during a game against the Columbia Lions in the first half at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion on November 11, 2011 in Storrs, Connecticut. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

UConn's Jim Calhoun Takes Indefinite Medical Leave Of Absence

Jim Calhoun, the legendary head coach of the Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team, will take an indefinite medial leave of absence after being diagnosed with spinal stenosis. Calhoun guided the Huskies to three titles.

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Jim Calhoun Will Miss Providence Game; Leave Of Absence Now 'Day-To-Day,' According To Report

Connecticut Huskies men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun continues to recover from the spinal cord condition that forced his medical leave of absence, but he is still contemplating a return prior to the end of the regular season.

Calhoun is expected to miss UConn's Tuesday night road trip to Providence, but ESPN's Andy Katz reports that it is possible the Hall of Famer could come back for the regular season finale on March 3 against Pittsburgh at Gampel Pavilion.

Katz cautions that it's "too early to tell" whether Calhoun's hopes of coaching UConn's last regular season game will come to fruition, but it's likely a good sign that the coach is healthy enough to even consider the notion of a return. He recently underwent a surgical procedure to help alleviate the effects of spinal stenosis.

For more UConn Basketball coverage, visit our team page and blog, The UConn Blog. If you're looking for updates on Calhoun's recovery, stay tuned to this StoryStream.

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Jim Calhoun Scheduled For Surgical Procedure, Leave Of Absence Extended

Connecticut Huskies men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun will undergo a surgical procedure on Monday and will not coach against Syracuse or Providence, the school announced Wednesday.

Calhoun announced a medical leave of absence to deal with spinal stenosis on Feb. 3 and has missed the last six games. During that time, Calhoun was scheduled for appointments with specialists in Boston and New York to determine the proper treatment path. Despite the discomfort that has at times left him bedridden, Calhoun told Andy Katz the spinal cord condition would not force him to retire.

The school has not ruled out a return to the bench this season for the Hall of Fame coach, but time is running thin. After Providence, UConn concludes its regular season schedule at home against Pittsburgh, then will compete in the Big East Tournament and possibly beyond.

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Jim Calhoun's Medical Leave Of Absence From Connecticut Huskies Will Extend At Least Three More Games, Announces School

The indefinite medical leave of absence taken by Connecticut Huskies basketball coach Jim Calhoun will last at least three more games, the school's assistant director of athletic communications Paul Chardis announced on Twitter Wednesday.

Calhoun announced his leave of absence on Feb. 3 due to spinal stenosis, the same spinal cord condition that required Boston Celtics forward Marquis Daniels to undergo corrective surgery last season before returning to the court this year. Five days later Calhoun told ESPN's Andy Katz that the condition would not force him to retire.

Basketball is obviously a secondary concern in this scenario, but UConn has lost two of three games since Calhoun left the team and six out of seven overall. The Huskies will play home games this week against DePaul and Marquette, then hit the road for a bout with Villanova. If Calhoun does in fact miss at least three games, the earliest he could return is Feb. 25 against No. 2 Syracuse.

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UConn Vs. Seton Hall Final Score: Huskies Snap Four Game Losing Streak

The Connecticut Huskies were able to snap their four game losing streak with an easy win over the Seton Hall Pirates.

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UConn's Jim Calhoun Takes Indefinite Medical Leave Of Absence

Jim Calhoun, the legendary head coach of the Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team, will take an indefinite medial leave of absence after being diagnosed with spinal stenosis. Calhoun guided the Huskies to three titles.

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