December 23, 2010
Raines to miss remainder of season with foot injury
Sophomore forward to redshirt the 2010-11 season

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Virginia Tech forward Cadarian Raines will miss the remainder of the 2010-11 season due to an injury to the fifth metatarsal of his left foot. Raines will be eligible to receive a medical redshirt and will return to the Hokies for his sophomore season in 2011-12.

Raines, a sophomore from Petersburg, Va., originally suffered the injury early last season and had surgery on the foot. He reinjured the foot at the end of last season and had a second surgery on the injury last April, which did not heal as expected. He has undergone a variety of treatments to aid the healing process, but none have been successful. He will continue to be monitored by the Virginia Tech medical staff to determine the best course of action.

“This is really a tough blow for Cadarian,” head coach Seth Greenberg said. “His work ethic and attitude have been exceptional during this trying period and he has continued to work hard to improve. My only concern is for his long-term health and that is why we have decided to shut him down for the remainder of the season and get him healthy for his next three seasons here at Virginia Tech.”

Raines has appeared in just four games this season due to the injury. He has been limited to just 21 minutes of action.

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