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UConn's Calhoun breaks hip in bike mishap

Aug. 4, 2012 at 8:18 PM

UNCASVILLE, Conn., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- University of Connecticut men's basketball Coach Jim Calhoun was set for surgery Saturday after breaking his hip in a cycling accident, school officials said.

An issued statement indicated Calhoun would undergo the procedure Saturday night at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, The Hartford Courant reported.

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School officials said Calhoun took a tumble while cycling near his summer home in Madison, Conn., losing control of his bicycle in some sand.

The accident forced the 70-year-old coach to miss his all-star charity game at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

Calhoun, an avid cyclist, broke five ribs during a 2000 charity ride.

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