UConn redshirt freshman forward Akok Akok underwent successful surgery early Tuesday evening to repair the ruptured left Achilles tendon he suffered in Sunday’s game against Memphis.
Akok is resting comfortably and barring any unforeseen circumstances, is expected to return to campus on Wednesday.
His recovery and rehabilitation will be monitored by the UConn medical and athletic training staff.
Akok played in every game for the Huskies this season, starting 24, and averaged 5.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
His 2.64 blocked shots per game and his 66 total number of blocks lead the American Athletic Conference and currently rank 16th and 15th in the nation, respectively.