Virginia Tech senior point guard Justin Robinson remains sidelined with a left foot injury. Continuing to wear a protective boot on his foot during warmups as the No. 11 Hokies prepare to face No. 16 Louisville on Monday night, Robinson is missing his second consecutive game after missing Saturday’s Virginia Tech win over N.C. State.
Robinson injured his toe on his left foot last Wednesday in a win over Miami as head coach Buzz Williams said after that game that Robinson is out indefinitely. After Monday’s top-25 ACC showdown with Louisville, Virginia Tech gets a winnable three-game conference stretch before a rematch with top-five Virginia.
Putting up 14.4 points, 5.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game on 47 percent shooting and 41 percent three-point shooting, Robinson has been one of the nation’s best floor generals this season. A depleted Virginia Tech team is already facing a limited roster of scholarship players thanks to injuries and suspensions as they’ll need Robinson back as soon as possible so they aren’t running multiple players 40 minutes per game.
While Virginia Tech’s defense proved to be unbelivable during Saturday’s win over N.C. State, Ahmed Hill, Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Wabissa Bede all played 40 minutes each in the victory.
Robinson’s injury uncertainty also caused him to be removed as a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award — released on Monday afternoon. Boston College’s Ky Bowman replaced Robinson as a finalist for the award.