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Senior Dickey to miss season with tendinitis, will be eligible for next season

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech senior center Ra'Sean Dickey, who
has missed the first eight games of the season with an injury, will
sit out the rest of the season as a redshirt.

Dickey will retain his final year of eligibility for the 2008-09
season.

Dickey (6 feet 10, 250 pounds), has acute tendinitis in his right knee.

"Ra'Sean is just not healthy," said Georgia Tech coach Paul
Hewitt, who said Dickey also has problems with his left knee. "It
is in his best interest at this point to get healthy, and he is
assured of graduating in the spring of 2009 if he continues on his
current schedule academically."

Dickey's redshirt plan was announced before Georgia Tech's game
against No. 3 Kansas on Tuesday night.

Dickey has career averages of 8.7 points and 5.1 rebounds in his
three seasons. He averaged 8.1 points per game last season.

"I've decided that it's best for me to stay on my present
course, concentrate on my academics and do everything I can to get
healthy so hopefully I can play another season and get my degree,"
Dickey said.