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UConn center, coaches to discuss availability

Connecticut junior center Emeka Okafor will have his aching back re-evaluated by an out-of-state doctor Wednesday.

Updated: March 10, 2004, 9:07 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Connecticut junior center Emeka Okafor was set to return to the Huskies' New York hotel after 8 p.m. Wednesday following a one-day visit with a back specialist in Dallas. He will meet with the Connecticut coaching staff to determine his playing status for the Big East tournament.

The purpose of the trip, according to sources, was to get an independent doctor's opinion on his back after only hearing from University of Connecticut-affiliated physicians. Okafor has been told that his ...

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