Facyson breaks leg, will miss spring practice

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BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech head athletic trainer Mike Goforth announced Monday that sophomore cornerback Brandon Facyson suffered a tibia and fibula fracture of his left leg at practice on Sunday and underwent surgery Sunday evening at LewisGale Montgomery by team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tony McPherron.

Facyson sat out the spring practice session with a stress reaction in his left leg and had a bone graft procedure to aid the healing process after spring concluded. He tried to return to the field this year, playing in the first three games, but re-aggravated the injury and has not played since. This injury is to the same leg he injured last year.

The Newnan, Georgia, native has not redshirted and will apply for a medical hardship waiver.

He was a first-team freshman All-American by 247Sports and a third-team All-ACC selection by ACSMA last year after recording 27 tackles, five interceptions and eight pass break ups in his first season.

Facyson will miss the spring season and is expected to return for the summer.

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  1. As I recall, there are ‘bone density’ tests floating around out there. If they correlate to ‘bone strength’, they sure would help to determine diet, strength, legal drug, treatments, braces, etc.

  2. Best wishes to Brandon. However, based on his “slow” recovery this past year and the latest injury I fear he may be done.

  3. Hey Chris,
    I seem to remember a while back, either in one of your articles or maybe on the Wednesday ESPN Blacksburg radio program, you brought up that amoung the things that should be re-evaluated concerning the football program, might be the off-season (and in-season for that matter) team weight training program. You mentioned a few things such as some players that have been in the program for years never seemed to benefit from their time in the program. Considering all the injuries this past year, some being re-injuries, do you think VT needs to take a hard look at their strength and conditioning approach to this vital area of player development. Does VT benchmark against other universities to get a sense of how well they are doing or where they can improve? Some of the kids in the program seem to be either very unlucky or maybe their not getting the best advice during rehab. Brandon Facyson just seems to be the latest player to experience a devastating re-injury.

  4. Will we ever get out of this “snake pit” with injuries? Prayers will be with you for a speedy and full recovery.

  5. So the curse continues into NEXT YEAR! God Speed and a full recovery Brandon!

    Will he ever see a football field again?

  6. Not good. Hope he fully recovers and is able to play again. We will just have to wait and see how he heals. Have to question the logic of having him practice unless it was considered strengthening/hardening and part of his rehab.

  7. Good luck to him recovering. I’m a little curious why they let him practice in the first place, but at least at least it wasn’t basketball like Exum a couple years back. On the bright side Clark and Mook are going to get a lot of reps!

    1. He had to be cleared by the staff. When football players are cleared by the staff to play or practice football that’s exactly what they do – play or practice football.

    2. You don’t? He is a football player. He was cleared to play (it has been over 7 months since his last procedure to a BONE). You are right. you DON’T understand why he was practicing. Neither do I, or any other message board fan.

      As good a question, is why was Marshawn allowed to play, Shai, Trey? ANY kid who has ever been injured. It isn’t due to any negligence on the part of anybody at VT, I can pretty much assure you of that!

    3. Because his “medical redshirt” for this year wasn’t QUITE 100% legit. As in, yeah, he needed to sit for some games, but was probably physically able to play the last few games….we were just trying to preserve the medical redshirt.

      Which leads me to wonder if the NCAA with notice “he was practicing? Well, that means he wasn’t hurt for the whole year, right? And therefore, this new injury is well past the time allowed for a medical redshirt…so medical redshirt denied.

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