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UConn coach Jim Calhoun injured in bike accident


UConn coach Jim Calhoun injured in bike accident

UConn men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun was injured in a biking accident Saturday and had to miss his charity All-Star event scheduled for the Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday night in Uncasville, Conn.

Many of Calhoun's former players return for the game, including former Celtics guard Ray Allen, now with the Miami Heat.

Calhoun sustained broken ribs in a biking accident a few years ago. Early reports say he may have broken his hip in this mishap.

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Multiple school sources said Calhoun , 70, broke his hip in a fall near his summer home in Madison. Calhoun is an avid bike rider.

Former UConn players were gathering at the arena for the event as the news spread.

Report: Thomas won't need hip surgery


Report: Thomas won't need hip surgery

Danny Ainge told the Boston Globe Wednesday that Isaiah Thomas will not need surgery on his right hip after being hampered late in the postseason. 

Thomas originally suffered the injury March 15 against the Timberwolves and missed two games before reaggravating it in Game 6 of the second round against the Wizards. He played the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals but was shut down for the final three. 

“Isaiah is making good progress,” Ainge told the Globe. “He’s out on the court; he’s shooting. He’s full-speed ahead on the stationary bike and working in the swimming pool. He’s progressing nicely.”

The Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach wrote that the team waited for swelling to go down before determining whether surgery would be needed, and that “barring any further setbacks,” he will not. 

Thomas is coming off a career year in which he averaged 28.9 points a game. He is entering the final year of his contract.