Virginia Tech PG/SG Rodney Rice Out Indefinitely With Broken Finger

Virginia Tech PG/SG Rodney Rice Out Indefinitely With Broken Finger
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Tim Thomas

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TLP: Editor
Jan 18, 2023

After finally making his collegiate debut against Syracuse following an ankle/leg injury that kept him out prior to that, Rodney Rice has suffered a broken finger on his right hand and is out indefinitely as announced by Virginia Tech.

This is brutal news for Rice and the Hokies as he immediately came in and played 29 minutes against Syracuse giving the Hokies some valuable and a talented guard who could give Sean Pedulla some rest at the point. It now seems safe to wonder whether Rice will return at all this season given the extent of the injury.

In his one game thus season against Syracuse, Rice had 2 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, and 1 assists. Even though he was only 1-9 from the field, Rice showed good signs of getting his legs under him and adjusting to playing in the ACC.

With Rice out, Tech's need for a healthy Hunter Cattoor just jumped exponentially as the Hokies are back down to three healthy scholarship guards if Cattoor is still out.

We will have more as this story develops.