Injury Update: Acree Lost for Season

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Nick Acree

The Hokies received their first piece of bad news of the preseason on Monday. An MRI revealed that backup left tackle Nick Acree tore the ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season. He also suffered a knee sprain and a meniscus tear.

Acree will undergo surgery soon, and he’ll be out of action eight months. That keeps him out of spring practice as well. This is the second time Acree has suffered a torn ACL. He missed his senior season at Fork Union because of the same injury. He was drawing praise from the coaching staff for his development in the early stages of August.

Other injury notes…

  • Starting linebacker Tariq Edwards had a screw removed from his knee that was causing him pain. He’ll miss about a week of practice. Bud Foster said on last night’s Tech Talk Live that he doesn’t expect Edwards will be ready to play against Georgia Tech.
  • David Wang sprained his ankle this past weekend, but the injury is not considered serious. He could get scrimmage work this Saturday.
  • D.J. Coles has gotten more work in recently, and his knee seems to be improving.
  • Jake Goins (r-Fr.) and Adam Taraschke (Fr.) are listed as injured on BeamerBall.com. That gets Augie Conte (Fr.) more work with the #3 offense.
  • Cornerback Donaldven Manning (Fr.) and defensive tackle Justin Taylor (r-Fr.) are also listed as being injured. However, their injuries haven’t been disclosed, and they are not expected to be serious.
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  1. Is this the same knee he injured in high school? None of the news reports I’ve seen have provided an answer to this rather obvious question.

    1. Nope. No player is eligible for an extra year unless they miss TWO seasons of college ball with an injury. This will be the first season he misses at VT.

      1. So Acree has that to look forward to. Poor guy. May he heal quickly and thoroughly and never, never qualify for a Medical redshirt.

    1. Yeah, gonna do that later today. Wrote a DL preview this morning which will be posted shortly.

  2. Wow this is why you need great depth in football. The starting 22 are not likely to be the finishing 22.

  3. Poor Nick. Just as he was coming on. This is where the strong VT coaching and training resources will work. Hope he keeps his chin up and comes back stronger than ever next year.

    1. If Acree didn’t have bad luck he would have no luck at all.

      What’s that other saying about lemons and lemonade?

      Hang in there, young man. I believe we will see you pancake somebody someday.

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