Michael Bradley needs ankle surgery

Updated: October 18, 2011, 11:27 AM ET
Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. -- Connecticut center Michael Bradley will miss the start of the basketball season with a fractured ankle.

The school did not say when Bradley suffered the injury, though he was limping noticeably after last week's 3.4-mile Husky run, an annual race around campus that precedes the start of basketball practice.

UConn says the 6-foot-10 redshirt freshman will have surgery on the ankle this week and will need about six weeks of rehabilitation before he can return to the court.

Bradley is best known as the player who voluntarily gave up his scholarship this season to allow the Huskies to sign prize recruit Andre Drummond.


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