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Virginia Tech basketball injury update

By Mark Giannotto

We're just two days away from the Virginia Tech men's basketball team tipping off its season Friday night against Campbell, so what better time to update everyone on the common theme in Blacksburg this week: injuries.

First, there's senior guard Dorenzo Hudson. Coach Seth Greenberg said Wednesday he's suffering from some tendinitis in his left knee. The coach told me that it's the result of over usage after Hudson came into the preseason a tad overweight.

The team is being careful with it right now so it doesn't become a long term issue. Hudson was able to practice fully Tuesday, and when I was walking with Greenberg from the team's practice facility to Cassell Coliseum for the coach's signing day press conference, the shooting guard shouted that he was feeling better. I wouldn't expect him to miss any game action.

As for forward Cadarian Raines, his status is still a bit up in the air. Greenberg said Wednesday there's a chance the 6-9 forward could be ready when the team plays in the 76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif., over Thanksgiving.

The latest bone scans on Raines's surgerically repaired foot showed improvement but the injury is still not completely healed. With his injury history, the team is being cautious and Greenberg doesn't expect him to be practicing fully for at least two more weeks.

"Obviously we’d love to have him back but ... I’d have a hard time looking him in the eye if he broke that foot again," Greenberg said.

By Mark Giannotto  | November 10, 2010; 6:39 PM ET
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