Nelson-Ododa set for surgery, out indefinitely

Nelson-Ododa set for surgery, out indefinitely

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond forward Alonzo Nelson-Ododa will be out indefinitely after he undergoes surgery on Tuesday morning.

The surgery will be to repair a fractured bone around Nelson-Ododa's right eye. He was injured in the first half of Richmond's game against Rhode Island on Sunday after he received an elbow to the face going for a rebound.

The junior was also diagnosed with a concussion on Sunday night at the hospital.

Before leaving Sunday's game, he had grabbed one rebound in four minutes. Nelson-Ododa was averaging 7.0 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game.

He ranks sixth in the Atlantic 10 with 1.6 blocks per game and is third all-time with 176 career blocks.

Richmond is currently 12-11 on the season, 5-5 in the Atlantic 10, and has lost two straight games since upsetting VCU on January 31. The Spiders look to get back into the win column on Wednesday, when they host Fordham at the Robins Center.

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