Witherspoon Fractures Left Foot
Sophomore wing player to miss 6-8 weeks
October 26, 2005

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech men's basketball player Wynton Witherspoon suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal of the left foot in practice on Tuesday and will undergo surgery on Thursday at Montgomery Regional Hospital by team orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Scott Urch.

Witherspoon, a sophomore wing player from Atlanta, Ga., is expected to miss six to eight weeks following the surgery. Witherspoon had won the starting job at small forward for the Hokies.

"I'm very disappointed for Wynton, since he has worked so hard during the preseason," head coach Seth Greenberg said. "He has shown tremendous improvement and was playing at his highest level since joining our program. Wynton has an extremely bright future at Virginia Tech. Our only concern right now is having him take care of this injury to return to his team as soon as possible."

Witherspoon played in 23 games last season as a freshman, averaging 2.4 points and 1.3 rebounds per game. He scored a career-high nine points in the Hokies' 65-60 victory against Temple in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament in Cassell Coliseum last March.