UConn's Jim Calhoun Taking Medical Leave, Effective Immediately

The UConn men's basketball team will be without its head coach for an indefinite amount of time as Jim Calhoun will take a medical leave of absence. The school has not specified what the medical condition is, although school physician Peter Schulman said the following:

"It is my recommendation that Coach Calhoun take a medical leave from his coaching position to address some temporary medical issues, none of which involve any previous medical conditions that he has dealt with."

Calhoun will be replaced by associate head coach George Blaney, the same coach who has filled in for Calhoun during his previous three medical leaves. Calhoun missed one game last season (UConn's NCAA Tournament win over Chattanooga), one game in 06-07 and five games in 2003 when Calhoun had his prostate removed.

Stay tuned as we hopefully learn more specifics about what has caused the leave, and how long Calhoun will be out.

For more on this story, and all things Huskies, head over to aptly titled The UConn Blog.

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