Marshall Wood fractured his foot, out indefinitely

Here's the official release from HokieSports.com:

Virginia Tech forward Marshall Wood suffered a fractured third metatarsal of the left foot in Saturday's loss to Georgia Southern. No timetable has been set, but Wood is expected to return later this season. The injury will not require surgery.

"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.

"Right now, we wish him the best for a speedy recovery. 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."

Wood, a freshman from Rustburg, Va., has appeared in all 10 games for the Hokies this season. He is averaging 5.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in 18.3 minutes played per game.

We are down to 7 scholarship players. This is a really tough break (no pun intended) for both Marshall, who has showed a ton of promise and has had good minutes, and the team, which was already thin.

Comments

Wow. Well, it's time for Will Johnston to really step up. It's his time to shine. I wouldn't be surprised to see JVZ playing a little at the 4 now too.

Rip his freaking head off!

Fallout

This means a bunch of things:
1. Barksdale and Eddie's minutes are going to soar, regardless of play.
2. We will see a whole lot more 3 guard play (Green, Rankin and Brown), but still no Johnston. I think it's safe to say that we've still seen the last of white lightning getting any major minutes.
3. The rebounding assignments are going to change, meaning Green and Brown will have to crash the boards, limiting the fast break as a result.
4. It's not a huge loss in terms of production, but the 7 man rotation is going to kill the guys in terms of energy.
5. Biggest question of all: What does this mean for Kid 'n Play's comeback tour?

See I thought the high top had powers to protect him from injury...

I believe in the Brew Crew.

ACC play

Up until ACC play I wouldn't be surprised if we saw more from Christian Beyer. Kid has a high motor and a decent shot, just not the size, which should be fine till ACC time.

when i saw the vt at the bottom of the screen last night on csn denoting there was hokie news out there worth noting, i thought frank had made a move. then when it popped up that wood was out indefinitely, i thought, "man double whammy."

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