The Hokies are a banged up football team, but it appears that they are about to get healthier. An injury report was released last night, and it looks like Tech will have some of their starters back for Senior Day against Miami.
Virginia Tech played without some key starters against Florida State, but still managed to come away with a 40-21 win. They’ve played without Vince Hall for the last four games, but Brett Warren has done a great job in his place. Hall is one of the players that will be back for Miami, according to HokieSports.com.
Hall has been cleared to play against the Hurricanes and be will going 100% in practice this afternoon. Starting wide receiver Eddie Royal will also be going full in practice, and he has been cleared to play on Saturday. A third injured starter, center Ryan Shuman, will be limited in today’s practice. However, he is listed as probable for Saturday’s game.
Virginia Tech’s top two tailbacks are banged up. Branden Ore suffered an ankle sprain against Florida State, but he has been cleared to go full in today’s practice. His backup, Kenny Lewis, will be limited in Monday’s practice. Lewis also has an ankle injury, but he will play against Miami.
Reserve defensive tackle Kory Robertson injured his knee against Florida State. The injury is being described as a slight knee sprain, and he is fine to practice and play. Reserve offensive tackle Aaron Brown is still out with a shoulder injury.
If Shuman starts, the return of the injured players means that the Hokies will play the Miami game missing only one starter from opening day, tight end Sam Wheeler, who is out for the season with a torn ACL suffered against Georgia Tech.
In other news, the time and network for Virginia Tech’s game at Virginia may be announced later today. Rumors suggest a 7:00 p.m. start on ESPN, but we’ll know later today for sure and will post it on TSL when the ACC releases the information.