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Posted at 11:14 PM ET, 11/29/2010

Will Sherrill left Virginia's win over Minnesota with a right leg injury

By Steve Yanda

Virginia senior forward Will Sherrill suffered a right leg injury with just less than 11 minutes remaining in the Cavaliers' 87-79 victory Monday night at No. 15 Minnesota. Sherrill had to be helped off the floor by two teammates and later returned to the Virginia bench sporting crutches and protective wrapping around the injured leg.

Coach Tony Bennett said afterward that Sherrill soon would undergo X-rays to determine the extent of the injury.

"I'm worried about Will," Bennett said. "He really got landed on hard."

The injury occured during a scrum for a loose ball near Minnesota's basket. A Golden Gopher player and junior center Assane Sene fell on top of Sherrill, who remained on the floor for the next several minutes while being examined by team trainer Ethan Saliba.

Sherrill had started the past four games for Virginia and was averaging 6.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in 22.3 minutes per game for the Cavaliers. Should Sherrill be lost for an extended amount of time, frontcourt depth may become enough of an issue for Virginia that Bennett might have to consider lifting the redshirt off freshman forward James Johnson.

With Sherrill out, Sene took on a larger role for the Cavaliers down the stretch Monday night. He made 7 of 8 free throws in the second half and finished with season highs in points (seven) and rebounds (six).

By Steve Yanda  | November 29, 2010; 11:14 PM ET
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