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Coach Calhoun Out Of Surgery; Doctors Expect Full Recovery

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Jim Calhoun (Jim Rogash/Getty Images Sport)

Jim Calhoun (Jim Rogash/Getty Images Sport)

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Doctors at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York have completed surgery on University of Connecticut Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Calhoun,  and say he’s expected to make a full recovery.  The surgery removed a large disk fragment pressing on his spinal nerve and relieved pressure in the area around the nerve.  It took about two and a half hours.

Calhoun has been on medical leave since earlier this month, suffering lower back pain from what was diagnosed as spinal stenosis.

Calhoun thanked the surgeons and the hospital staff,  and thanked residents of Connecticut for their support.  He’s espected to recover at home after his release from the hospital Tuesday.  His coaching status will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.

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