Monday, January 14, 2013

VT's Wood On Road To Recovery

Virginia Tech basketball player Marshall Wood should return to action sometime in the next two weeks after spending three weeks in a walking boot for a left broken foot. Wood could potentially return for the January 19th home game against Wake Forest or the January 24th game at Cassell Coliseum against Virginia.
Wood sustained the injury against Georgia Southern. Coach James Johnson said there was no specific timetable for his return, but Wood said that team doctors said he could be ready by the middle of the month. Recently he has done some light shooting but has been limited in his ability to jump and run. "Sometimes I feel a little pain if I press down on it hard. I've been in a boot for two weeks now and now I've got these orthotics that I'm using. So it feels better. I can walk around much better than I was able to," said Wood.
The biggest challenge Wood will face will be getting back into cardiovascular shape. He's been riding an exercise bike and working on the Alter G- an antigravity treadmill, but it isn't the same as pounding up and down the court.
"It's hard. It's not the same as getting up and down on the floor. We're just doing everything possible, getting on the bike, getting on the treadmill, the alter g, just to get my wind up," said Wood.
Previous to the injury Wood was averaging 5.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in 18.0 minutes per game. He was usually the first or second player off the bench.
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Craig M. Kaufman, DPM
Connecticut Foot Care Centers
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