Connecticut head coach Jim Calhoun was released from the hospital this Tuesday. He suffered a left hip fracture after falling off a bicycle and required surgery for the injury.
This is not the first big time scare for Calhoun. He broke several ribs in 2009 and has beaten cancer not once, not twice, but three times. The man is truly a warrior.
Calhoun is currently at home feeling well, but there is no timetable for his return. An orthopedic surgeon named Dr. Stephen Hunt said that this kind of injury usually takes 8-12 weeks to fully recover from. Associate head coach George Blaney would likely step in in his absence.
That does not bode well for the Huskies. When Calhoun was out last season, Blaney struggled to coach the team as they went into a tailspin. As if that isn’t enough, Connecticut received NCAA sanctions banning them from postseason play for the 2012-13 season. This has led to a loss in recruits as well as the transfer of Alex Oriakhi.
On top of all of that, the Huskies lost two of their best players in Jeremy Lamb and Andre Drummond to the NBA Draft. With all that being said, it looks like it’s going to be a very rough year in Storrs.
There have been rumors floating around about a possible retirement for Calhoun, so that’s something else to keep an eye on. He should have called it quits after winning the national championship back in 2011.