Broken foot will idle Hokies forward

Updated: October 27, 2005, 1:27 AM ET
Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech sophomore Wynton Witherspoon broke a bone in his left foot in practice Tuesday and will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks.

Witherspoon, a 6-foot-7, 185-pound sophomore, had earned the starting small forward job, coach Seth Greenberg said. He broke the fifth metatarsal bone in his foot and will undergo surgery on Thursday at Montgomery Regional Hospital, the school said.

Witherspoon played in 23 games as a freshman, averaging 2.4 points and 1.3 rebounds. He scored a career-high nine points in a 65-60 victory against Temple in the NIT.

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