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Friday, April 22, 2016

UConn's Collier on the mend after hip surgery

UConn freshman forward Napheesa Collier underwent a procedure on her hip earlier today.

The injury, first reported by the Manchester Journal Inquirer's Carl Adamec as a torn labrum, has bothered her since high school. She is expected to begin the rehabilitation process next week and is expected to be able to practice without restriction when UConn kicks off the preseason.

Collier joined Kia Nurse and Gabby Williams as the only UConn players to appear in all 38 games. She averaged 6.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game and had a team-leading 83 offensive rebounds. In the NCAA tournament she averaged 8.3 and 4.3 rebounds per contest. Collier shot 91.7 percent from the free-throw line, the highest for any freshman in program history to average at least one foul shot per game.

Recovery time for a labral tear tends to fall in the three to four month range.

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