Sunday, June 14, 2009

Calhoun Released From Hospital

Jim Calhoun was released from the UConn Medical Center at about 4 p.m. today and is currently resting at home, according to his wife, Pat.

"He has to take it easy for a few days," she said. "Time will tell what he can do (after that)."

Pat Calhoun said her husband will "absolutely not" play in the Travelers Championship pro-am on June 24, as he was scheduled to do.

"I'd hide his golf clubs," said Pat, who added that her husband's physical activity will likely be limited to a stationary bike for a while.

Calhoun collapsed shortly after finishing a 50-mile ride at his annual charity bike ride on Saturday in Simsbury. He had fallen off his bike during the race and broke six ribs, but continued riding without even realizing it until the end.

"Jim has a higher threshold of pain than most people," said Pat. "I assume it's much more than I would be able to tolerate."

Calhoun's collapse appears to be a result of dehydration, although Pat says that media reports that her husband didn't drink enough water while riding were false.

"Jim's a very smart rider," she said. "Jim has always been very aware of drinking while he's out riding. I think (the collapse) was, to some extent, the injuries he didn't realize he had, and the long bike ride. He talked to the media afterwards, and perhaps he should have had more fluids when there. But it certainly wasn't because he didn't take any fluids."

Calhoun was given some mild medication for pain upon his release from the hospital, according to his wife.



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