The following injury report was released by Virginia Tech on Thursday afternoon.
Virginia Tech starting tight end Ryan Malleck will miss the 2013 season after suffering a labral tear in his left shoulder on Aug. 20 in practice. The junior will use this year as his redshirt season.
The Tech medical staff will decide a course of action for surgery in the coming week.
Per ACC guidelines, Virginia Tech has released its Thursday injury report for Saturday’s game against Alabama in Blacksburg.
Out for Season
Tony Gregory (knee)
Ryan Malleck (shoulder)
Ronny Vandyke (shoulder)
Kyshoen Jarrett (hamstring)
Charley Meyer (hamstring)
Antone Exum (knee)
GAME STATUS KEY
Out – Player will not play
Doubtful – 25% chance a player will play
Questionable – 50% chance a player will play
Probable – 75% chance a player will play
Not listed – No game status available, non-medical
TSL’s Take: The loss of Ryan Malleck is a huge blow. None of Tech’s backup tight ends have ever caught a pass in a college game. Malleck was the clear frontrunner at the tight end position, and was poised to be one of Virginia Tech’s most reliable receivers this season.