Junior Shabazz Napier, UConn's top returning scorer and starting point guard, will be sidelined for several weeks after undergoing successful surgery Friday to repair a stress fracture.
Napier had a screw inserted in his right foot to help with the healing of the fracture during a procedure at John Dempsey Hospital at the UConn Health Center in Farmington.
According to a UConn release, Napier is expected to make a full recovery by the first official basketball practice on Oct. 13.
He's been dealing with the injury for a few months. The UConn medical staff took a conservative approach in the treatment, having Napier rest over the summer. But he didn't improve, leading to surgery.
Last year Napier averaged 13 points and 5.8 assists while appearing in all 34 games last season for the Huskies.
- Gavin Keefe