UConn says Calhoun's surgery a success

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- University of Connecticut men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun has undergone what the school says was successful surgery to address the spinal condition that has forced him to miss the Huskies' past seven games.

The school says the two-hour surgery was performed Monday morning at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and involved removing a disc fragment that had been pressing on a spinal nerve. The surgeons then decompressed the area around the nerve.

Calhoun issued a statement thanking his doctors and those who reached out to him to offer support.

The school says Calhoun's coaching status will be monitored on a day-to-day basis, and there is no timetable set for his return.

UConn, which has gone 3-4 during Calhoun's medical leave for spinal stenosis, plays at Providence on Tuesday.