Dillard Ruptures Achilles Tendon

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Virginia Tech was already lacking proven receivers for the 2008 season, but
today they are in even worse shape than before. Rising r-junior Brandon Dillard
ruptured his Achilles tendon on Tuesday while participating in a voluntary
summer workout. The injury will require surgery, and Dillard will be out 4-6
months.

Dillard
looked like Virginia Tech’s top threat at wide receiver in the spring,
especially in the Spring Game when he scored a 25-yard touchdown on a pass from
Sean Glennon, and also took a 49-yard reverse inside the 5-yard line. He was
sitting atop the depth chart at flanker.

The last available depth chart listed r-freshman Patrick Terry behind Dillard
at flanker. However, r-freshman Danny Coale would likely fill in there if the
season started tomorrow. Ervin Garner, also a r-freshman, is also at flanker.
Former quarterback Ike Whitaker could play the position as well.

The Hokies will also have some talented true freshmen entering the program.
Dyrell Roberts, the #2 recruit in the state of Virginia, was already expected to
see early playing time at flanker. With Dillard’s injury, he’ll probably see
even more. Jarrett Boykin and Randall Dunn could also factor into the equation.



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