Tuesday , Nov , 25 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Hokies’ Dixon to redshirt season

Blacksburg, VA (Sports Network) – Virginia Tech senior guard Carlos Dixon
will sit out the 2003-04 season due to a broken bone in his left foot that
hasn’t healed.

Dixon, who underwent surgery on the fifth metatarsal of his left foot in the
summer, will redshirt his senior year and return for 2004-2005. Virginia Tech
team orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Marc Siegel performed surgery on Dixon’s foot at
Montgomery Regional Hospital on August 27.

“I totally respect the decision that Carlos and his family have come to,” head
coach Seth Greenberg said. “He’s given three great years to this university
and deserves to have a healthy senior season. His rehab has gone a little bit
slower than expected and with our schedule loaded with so many games early in
the year, it wouldn’t give him the opportunity to have the type of senior
season that he so richly deserves.”

The Salisbury, NC native averaged 13.8 points per game last season, but missed
the last six games with the injury that occurred against Miami in February. He
then suffered a re-fracture in the summer.

“This was a difficult decision to make, but I believe that it is the right
decision,” Dixon said. “I’ve worked hard here at Virginia Tech and would like
to be able to play a complete senior season. But with the way the injury is at
this point, I don’t think that would be possible. I look forward to supporting
my teammates throughout this season and working with them to prepare for next