Eddie Whitley flashes a grin as he wears
Butler (Matthews, N.C.) senior and Virginia Tech verbal commitment Eddie Whitley learned this summer that he had a torn ACL, an injury that he underwent surgery to repair, forcing him to miss his senior season. The 6-1, 175-pound cornerback recruit, a significant part of one of the best high school defensive backfields in the country last season as a junior, took some time to discuss his injury, how his rehabilitation is coming and his future at Virginia Tech. He is the latest subject of TSL’s “Q&A.”
Q&A with Eddie Whitley
TSL: First of all, how is your injury?
Eddie Whitley : “I’m almost there where I can start doing light agility. I’ve been doing hang cleans and front squats. I’ve been doing a little jump-roping. I’m moving along pretty good, but I’m not going to rush anything.”
TSL: Talk about your rehabilitation up to this point. Mentally, was it tough to dive right into the rehab?
Eddie Whitley : “My therapist said to stop favoring the knee or it will never get better, so I just let loose. I know Mike Goforth from Virginia Tech doesn’t want me to run full speed until the quad muscle on the injured leg is the same as the regular one, but, with my training, the other one is getting bigger also so it could take a while (laughs). I feel myself getting stronger in all aspects. I’m doing more strengthening in my knee, but I’m also getting bigger muscles every day from therapy and working out.”
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