Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente confirmed Thursday morning that wide receiver Changa Hodge has torn his ACL and will miss the 2021 season.
Hodge transferred to Virginia Tech from Villanova last August after catching 65 passes for 1,118 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Wildcats in 2019. However, he struggled to acclimate to the Tech offense and caught just three passes during the 2020 season.
Finally having an opportunity to pick up the offensive system in the spring, Hodge was expected to be a part of the rotation at wide receiver in 2021. However, his injury will keep him out for the season, and younger players will have to fill the void.
Hodge, a redshirt senior, could potentially be eligible to return for a seventh season of college football in 2022. He also missed all but two games of the 2017 season due to injury.