Surgery Successful for Bradley

Good news to report on Connecticut forward Michael Bradley. The redshirt freshman had corrective surgery on his fractured right ankle Friday and the procedure went well, according to Kyle Muncy, UConn's assistant director of athletics for communications.

The injury, suffered about a month ago, originally was believed to be a severe sprain. But when the UConn medical staff did an additional examination, it was determined surgery would be necessary. Muncy said there has been no change in Bradley's rehabilitation schedule. He will need six weeks and is expected to be back in action by early December.

Bradley is attending UConn this year on financial aid and grants after giving up his basketball scholarship to make room for freshman teammate Andre Drummond. Some have asked what that meant for Bradley's medical expenses related to this injury. So we asked Muncy.

"We have over 700 student-athletes at UConn, most of whom are not on scholarship," Muncy said. "All of them are covered completely by UConn for any and all injuries suffered while competing. Being on scholarship has nothing to do with anything like that. If a walk-on or practice player tore his ACL today, they would be completely covered."

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