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.