Exum Tears ACL

Chris Coleman, TechSideline.com, on January 27, 2013
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Virginia Tech announced on Sunday evening that rising senior cornerback Antone Exum has suffered a tear of his right ACL and lateral meniscus.  He will miss six to nine months of action.

Exum suffered the injury on Saturday while playing pickup basketball in McComas Hall.  Virginia Tech hopes to perform surgery this coming week.  If he misses six months, he will be poised for a return in late July or early August, about the time preseason camp begins, so there is a chance he can be on the field for Tech’s season opener against Alabama.

Exum was Tech’s best corner this past season, recording 48 tackles, five interceptions, and breaking up 16 passes.  He earned numerous honors at the conclusion of the season…

  • Second Team All-ACC
  • Coaches’ Second Team All-ACC
  • SI.com Honorable Mention All-American
  • Russell Athletic Bowl MVP
  • SI.com All-Bowl team.

Virginia Tech will need another starting cornerback for the spring, and possibly the beginning of the 2013 season as well.  Candidates include Donovan Riley (So.), Donaldven Manning (So.), Carl Jackson (r-Jr., walkon), Der’Woun Greene (r-Fr.) and Davion Tookes (r-Fr.).  5-star cornerback Kendall Fuller will enroll at Virginia Tech this summer.

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