The Tech basketball team is down to eight scholarship players after the university announced that senior guard Dorenzo Hudson and sophomore forward Cadarian Raines will miss the rest of the season due to injuries.
Hudson has been battling a right foot injury since the end of last season and an orthopedic surgeon recommended that the senior undergo surgery, according to the school’s release. Luckily, Hudson is eligible for a medical redshirt since he has played in less than 30% of Tech’s games and will return next year. Hudson is the team’s third-leading scorer with 10.4 points per game. Despite not playing up to his third team All-ACC standard from last year, his loss leaves Tech without a proven scoring threat in the backcourt aside from Malcolm Delaney.
Raines has been nagged by an injury to a toe on left foot. The sophomore will also be eligible for a medical redshirt and return for his second year of eligibility next year. After having surgery early last year, Raines reinjured the foot and underwent another surgery this past April, but has not healed to the doctor’s liking. Raines has played in just four games this year, accounting for only 21 minutes off the bench.
Hudson and Raines adds to a long list of injuries for Tech. The duo now joins redshirt sophomore Allan Chaney and senior JT Thompson on the injured list. All four will be able to return next year, assuming they’re healthy.
With just eight scholarship players and two walk-on players, coach Greenberg will most likely look to the football team for some reserves. The names most commonly circulated have been backup tight end Prince Parker and wide receiver Marcus Davis. These rumors should be taken with a grain of salt, but I would expect a football player or two to join the basketball squad on January 4.