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"It's something I've got to get through," Calhoun said. "I don't think it changes my mind one way or another about next year or the next two years. I just want to get the pain gone from down my leg so I can walk right. Getting onto planes and coaching -- I can't do that right now." Calhoun said that he had a hard time with his back when the Huskies were in the Bahamas in November playing in the Battle 4 Atlantis. He said he was in pain, but medication helped over the next six weeks. However the pain increased dramatically in Washington D.C., last Tuesday before the Huskies played at Georgetown. "I made it through the game, holding on," Calhoun said. "I had a tough time getting out of there, on the plane ride back. There's no way I could coach the next couple of days." Calhoun was bedridden Thursday through Saturday, but did get up and around the past few days. He's well enough now to go out of town to see the specialists.
Calhoun said he watched the Huskies' 80-59 loss to Louisville on Monday night. But he declined to comment on the performance and didn't want to overstep associate coach George Blaney coaching the team. "I'm doing my best to fight this thing," Calhoun said. "I've had couple of other obstacles before and this is another one. I'll fight through this." Senior writer Andy Katz covers men's college basketball for ESPN.com.