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Rodney Purvis will have surgery

Updated: December 19, 2013, 8:11 AM ET
Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. -- UConn guard Rodney Purvis, who is sitting out this season after transferring from North Carolina State, plans to have surgery to fix a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

The school says the 6-foot-4 redshirt freshman will undergo arthroscopic surgery Tuesday morning at the UConn Health Center in Farmington.

The school says the surgery also will tighten up muscles to stabilize a painful condition that has bothered Purvis since high school.

The tear and condition ...

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