Saturday, July 14, 2012

VT's Brown has surgery on foot

Virginia Tech Hokies basketball

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BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech guard Robert Brown underwent successful surgery Friday morning to repair a fracture to the fifth metatarsal of his left foot, suffered last week in workouts, the school announced.

“I am disappointed for Robert,” coach James Johnson said in a news release. “This is obviously a setback to him. He had a great spring and has been working very hard this summer, but he has time to recover. We look forward to a full and speedy recovery from him. He will be a part of everything we do this summer, he just will not be active in any workouts.”

Brown, a sophomore from Clermont, Fla., had surgery at Lewis Gale Hospital at Montgomery, performed by Virginia Tech team orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Marc Siegel.

Brown will not be able to actively participate in summer workouts, but is not expected to miss any time in the upcoming season.

Brown played in all 33 games for the Hokies as a freshman, starting four games and averaging 22.3 minutes per game. He averaged 6.8 points, 1.9 assists and 2.1 rebounds.

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