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Chaney has shoulder surgery

Virginia Tech forward Allan Chaney, a sophomore transfer from the University of Florida, had surgery Friday on a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He is sitting out the season because of transfer rules.

Chaney suffered the injury in practice and underwent surgery on Friday afternoon at Montgomery Regional Hospital. Chaney opted to have surgery now in order to fully rehabilitate during the course of the season and be ready for spring's individual workouts.

"He has been a model student and teammate," Coach Seth Greenberg said in a statement. "I know he has the character, work ethic and attitude to rebound from this injury."

Chaney, from Baltimore, averaged 3.0 points and 2.1 rebounds in 23 games, including two starts, as a freshman at Florida. In March, Florida Coach Billy Donovan suspended Chaney for the remainder of the season for undisclosed reasons.

Chaney also missed time for the Gators because of a stress fracture in his left heel. He tried to return in February, but strained his left arch. At that time, he was planning to sit out the rest of the season, before he was suspended.

In May, it was announced that Chaney was transferring to Virginia Tech. He has to sit out the 2009-10 season under NCAA transfer rules and will have three years of eligibility remaining.

The Hokies open the regular season on Nov. 15 against Brown in the Philly Hoop Group Classic at Cassell Coliseum.

By Mark Viera  |  October 23, 2009; 3:51 PM ET
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