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Saturday, May 19
Majerus recuperating, to sit out 19-day tour

SALT LAKE CITY -- Coach Rick Majerus will not be going with the University of Utah basketball team on its 19-day European tour.

The team was scheduled to leave Saturday without Majerus, who missed all but one game last season due to health problems, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Assistant Dick Hunsaker, who will make the trip, coached the team during Majerus' absence.

Majerus, who has directed the team in recent practices, is still bothered by a leg injury sustained in an auto accident last month and is concerned about being far from the medical personnel who are familiar with his health history. He was injured while riding in a shuttle van at the Los Angeles airport.

The team will travel to the Canary Islands, France and Spain. NCAA rules allow Division I basketball teams to make a foreign trip every fourth year. The Utes' last overseas trip was in 1997.

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