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Napier sidelined for several weeks

By Gavin Keefe

Publication: theday.com

Published September 10. 2012 2:00PM   Updated September 10. 2012 2:34PM

UConn starting point guard Shabazz Napier will be sidelined for several weeks after undergoing surgery on his right foot on Friday, according to a university release.

Napier has been dealing with a nagging stress fracture for a few months. 

During surgery at John Dempsey Hospital at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, he had a screw inserted to help the healing process. He is wearing a walking boot.

He's expected to make a full recovery and be 100 percent by the first official basketball practice on Oct. 13.

Napier, a junior, is UConn's most experienced player, averaging 13 points, 5.8 assists and 35 minutes per game while appearing in 34 games last season.

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