Broken foot will idle Hokies forward

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.