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Report: Virginia Tech forward Kerry Blackshear could miss season with injury

ACC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 10: Kerry Blackshear Jr. #24 of the Virginia Tech Hokies and Kamari Murphy #21 of the Miami Hurricanes go for a rebound in the second half during the quarterfinals of the 2016 ACC Basketball Tournament Verizon Center on March 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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Virginia Tech could make a huge leap this season under head coach Buzz Williams as they earned some quality wins and return most of last season’s roster.

But forward Kerry Blackshear might not be able to help with the Hokies as Williams told Mike Barber of the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Monday that the sophomore could miss the season. Still recovering from offseason surgery for a stress fracture, Blackshear hasn’t been able to return to the floor yet.

The 6-foot-10 Blackshear played in all 35 games for the Hokies last season as he battled through the foot injury to average 6.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. The team could really use him in their frontcourt next season, but Williams still has a deep roster to work with.