By Jeff Goodman
UConn coach Jim Calhoun won't return this weekend for Saturday's home game against No. 2 Syracuse.
Calhoun, 69, will have surgery Monday for his back injury, spinal stenosis, which has caused him to take his most recent medical leave of absence.
Calhoun, according to the school, will be in the hospital for a night or two and will definitely miss Saturday's game and also next Tuesday's at Providence.
His status will then be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.
“I’m glad we have finally determined the best course of treatment to deal with the problem,” Calhoun said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to having the procedure done, hopefully recovering as quickly as possible, and putting it all in the past.”
UConn's final regular-season contest is March 3 at home. The Big East tournament starts on March 6.