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UConn's Bradley out 6 weeks with ankle fracture

Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:35 am
 
By Matt Norlander

The player who gave up his scholarship so Andre Drummond could play for UConn this year will miss the first four weeks of the regular season.

Michael Bradley, a freshman forward for the Huskies, tweaked his right ankle over the weekend in one of UConn's first practices. After initial hopes of a sprain, it was discovered he had a fracture in that ankle. He's scheduled to underdog a routine surgical procedure and then endure six weeks of rehab.

UConn's season begins Nov. 11 against Columbia.

It's an ironic situation, given how much attention the school, Huskies coach Jim Calhoun, Drummond and Bradley received over the scholarship issue, which still hasn't been publicly explained by Calhoun. Bradley, who wasn't expected to be a player of large impact this year, grew up in a group home in Tennessee, is on financial aid for this season.
Comments

Since: Apr 21, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 4:12 pm
 

UConn's Bradley out 6 weeks with ankle fracture

Uh-oh, cancel the championship parade, Bradley's going to miss four weeks.

Luckily he should be back for the heart of the Big East schedule with a repaired ankle that will not only allow him to cheer from the bench but also stand up and celebrate any big plays.

In all seriousness, he sounds like a really good kid who sacrificed his scholarship for the program - get well soon.



Since: Aug 17, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 6:56 pm
 

UConn's Bradley out 6 weeks with ankle fracture

Columbia?  Calhoun still schedules powerhouses lol.



Since: May 26, 2009
Posted on: October 18, 2011 2:07 pm
 

UConn's Bradley out 6 weeks with ankle fracture

No good deed goes unpunished.



Since: Jun 21, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 1:41 pm
 

UConn's Bradley out 6 weeks with ankle fracture

Amen.



Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: October 18, 2011 1:00 pm
 

UConn's Bradley out 6 weeks with ankle fracture

The check bounced.  U Conn, great name, YOU CON!



Since: Oct 14, 2009
Posted on: October 18, 2011 11:41 am
 

UConn's Bradley out 6 weeks with ankle fracture

"over the scholarship issue, which still hasn't been publicly explained by Calhoun."

Why are you stirring this up? It's a non-issue, Bradley and Drummond have both commented on it. The story today is that Bradley cracked his ankle and is out six weeks. Fine, add the schollie thing, which is relevant, but the last paragraph is pure and simple bs, not at all necessary except to try to crank up a controversy that isn't there at all. Bradley is eligible for all kinds of financial aid and has stated that he is satisfied with the arrangement. There is absolutely no indication that pressure was put on him to do this. CBS desperately needs a whole new group reporting on college hoops, the current group is awful.


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