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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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