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Update on Napier’s shoulder

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Shabazz Napier, limited by a left shoulder contusion in UConn’s 69-61 loss at Pitt Saturday, did not practice Sunday, but expects to be ready for Wednesday’s practice, according to a team spokesperson.

The Huskies were off from practice Monday and Tuesday. Barring anything unforseen, the UConn medical staff does not anticipate any problems with Napier playing Sunday versus Rutgers.

There is nothing structurally wrong with Napier’s shoulder, the spokesperson said, just a bruise that needs some time to heal.

Napier, who shot just 1-for-7 from the floor and 1-for-6 from 3-point range against, said he had difficulty dribbling with his left hand.

UConn, which has dropped two in a row, has five winnable games coming up: Rutgers, Providence, South Florida, St. John’s and Seton Hall.

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