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Jim Calhoun Undergoes Surgery After Bike Accident

Jim Calhoun fractured a hip and was scheduled to have surgery Saturday night.



    Jim Calhoun Undergoes Surgery After Bike Accident

    UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun fractured his hip in a bicycle accident on Saturday, hours before he was supposed to coach in a charity game.

    Associate head coach George Blaney said the 70-year-old coach was cycling near his home in Madison when he hit some sand and fell.

    Calhoun went through a successful  surgery at the UConn Health Center in Farmington on Saturday night to repair a left hip fracture, according to a statement from UConn.

    He is expected to be released from the hospital within the next few days.

    Calhoun broke several ribs in an accident during a charity bicycle ride in 2009.

    He has led Connecticut to three NCAA titles.

    Because of his injury, Calhoun missed the Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic, including his Charity All-Star Game at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday night, which featured 36 of Calhoun’s former UConn players and eight of his former and present assistant coaches

    The charity event at Mohegan Sun benefits the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at the UConn Health Center.

    Calhoun is expected to make a full recovery, according to a statement by the UConn Athletics Department.