Rising sophomore Omar Calhoun recently underwent two hip surgeries to help alleviate discomfort caused by femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), UConn confirmed Wednesday.
The surgery (one hip was operated on at the end of March, the other at the end of April) may also help Calhoun avoid future problems, a school spokesperson said. FAI is a condition of too much friction in the hip joint. It can be caused by simple wear and tear.
Calhoun, who averaged 11.1 points per game as a freshman, is expected to be ready “well before” the season starts, a school spokesperson said. Recovery time could take 3-4 months.
Along with Calhoun, UConn returns its two other starting guards — Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright. The Huskies lost a fourth guard — R.J Evans — to graduation, but added the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Terrence Samuel out of Brooklyn.