Short-handed Hokies lose key reserve

Short-handed Hokies lose key reserve
December 16, 2012, 10:00 pm
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Virginia Tech forward Marshall Wood suffered a fractured third metatarsal of the left foot in Saturday’s loss to Georgia Southern and is out indefinately, the school announced on Sunday.

No timetable was provided, though the school said the injury does not require surgery. Appearing in all 10 games for the Hokies this season, the 6-foot-8 Wood is averaging 5.8 points and 4.5 rebounds and 18.3 minutes per game

“I feel extremely bad for Marshall,” head coach James Johnson said. “This young man has been playing well. He was really starting to come into his own and playing with confidence. He has been helping the team in a lot of different ways. This is a set back to Marshall and a set back to our team."

The Hokies are now down to only seven scholarship players entering Saturday's game against visiting Bradley. Virginia Tech opens ACC play Jan. 5 at Maryland.

“Right now, we wish him the best for a speedy recovery," Jiohn. I don’t know when to expect him back, but he will be with the team in all team activities and be involved in everything we do.”