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Posted at 7:26 PM ET, 02/10/2011

Tony Bennett 'not super hopeful' that Will Sherrill will play at FSU

By Steve Yanda

Virginia coach Tony Bennett said Thursday that senior forward Will Sherrill will be a game-time decision Saturday at Florida State after re-aggravating a right leg injury during the second half of the Cavaliers' 70-68 overtime loss at Miami last weekend.

Sherrill has not practiced this week and spent a portion of the team's workout Thursday riding a stationary bike.

"I'm not super hopeful, but we'll see," Bennett said after practice.

Sherrill suffered a fractured fibula in his right leg Nov. 29 and missed the following five games. With just more than 13 minutes remaining in the second half at Miami last Saturday, Sherrill was kicked in his right leg below the knee during a collision with an opposing player and had to be helped off the court.

Sherrill returned to the game a few minutes later and ended up logging 18 minutes on the day. He made his first three-pointer in ACC play this season with 14.1 seconds remaining in overtime to cut Virginia's deficit to one.

"I feel bad, because it was the first game, or maybe the last two, where he felt like he was moving close to where he was moving before," Bennett said of Sherrill. "He was really helping us defensively, just plugging the gaps, the experience, the smarts."

Sherrill has started 10 games this season, though he has come off the bench during the past five games when the Cavaliers have operated mostly out of a four-guard lineup. He is averaging 4.1 points and 2.5 rebounds in 18.1 minutes per game this season.

If Sherrill cannot play, Bennett said that may afford an opportunity for more playing time to freshman forward Will Regan, who has played one minute in Virginia's past six games combined.

By Steve Yanda  | February 10, 2011; 7:26 PM ET
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