Senior UConn guard Christyn Williams underwent ulnar transposition and arthroscopic surgeries on her left elbow to remove loose fragments on July 8. She revealed news of the operation in a new YouTube series.
An ulnar nerve transposition occurs when a nerve is compressed against a part of the elbow which can happen from leaning on the elbow for a significant amount of time or from a fracture. The surgery moves the nerve to relieve pain or discomfort, according to Neurosurgical Associates PC.
Williams rehabbed in her hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas with her sister Timia working as her physical therapist. It’s unclear how the operation will affect Williams availability for the preseason — if at all — though a recent video from the team shows the senior participating in a workout, putting up a layup with her left hand and shooting.
In addition to Williams, Paige Bueckers, Azzi Fudd, Piath Gabriel, Mir McLean and Saylor Poffenbarger all dealt with various operations and ailments during summer workouts, though they all appeared to participate in the aforementioned video.