Price undergoes treatment after brain hemorrhage

Updated: February 10, 2005, 12:22 PM ET
Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. -- Connecticut freshman A.J. Price had successful radiosurgery Wednesday night as part of his treatment for a blood vessel abnormality in his brain, school officials said.

Price suffered a brain hemorrhage in October and spent several days in critical condition at Hartford Hospital. He has since returned to class but his doctor said a vascular abnormality known as arteriovenous malformation will keep him out of practice and games for several months.

The condition is marked by masses of abnormal blood vessels which grow in the brain. It can develop or malform into a mass capable of bleeding. The radiosurgery, which uses a focused beam of radiation to eliminate the mass, was performed at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.

It was an outpatient procedure and he and his family returned to Storrs on Wednesday night.

A top national recruit when he was signed out of high school, Price led Amityville (N.Y.) to two state championships and averaged 28.5 points last season. He was expected to shore up UConn's backcourt, which lost Ben Gordon and Taliek Brown from last season's national championship team.

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