Camp Report: Injuries Hold Back Quarterbacks, Freshmen Battle for Playing Time

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There’s never much major news to report before the first full-scrimmage. All
we can do is update you on injuries and what they could mean to the team, as
well as go over which true freshmen are still battling for early playing time.
That’s what we’ll do today.

Every August you can expect a number of minor injuries, particularly at the
beginning of camp. The coaching staff will talk about how worried they are about
the guys that having nagging injuries, but in reality, just about every team in
America is going through the same thing.

For the Hokies, their nagging injuries seem to be affecting them the most on
the offensive line and quarterback. We’ve discussed the offensive line already,
so today we’ll focus on the signal callers. We’ll also talk about a nagging
injury possibly opening the door for one of Tech’s most talented linebackers.

Injuries Impact Quarterback Position

No, Logan Thomas isn’t injured, thank goodness. Unfortunately, a couple of
his backups are a little dinged up and it is impacting Virginia Tech’s backup
quarterback competition.

Mark Leal has an injured groin. He missed yesterday’s mini-scrimmage, and
could miss Saturday’s first full-scrimmage as well. It is a setback for Leal,
who Mike O’Cain considered to be Virginia Tech’s #2 quarterback.

Ricardo Young has a slight leg injury, and no details have been released. He
missed yesterday’s mini-scrimmage as well. Ju-Ju Clayton played and went 3-of-4
for 12 yards, and walk-on Trey Gresh also saw action.

Young missed every major scrimmage of the spring with a foot injury, and as a
result he was Tech’s #4 quarterback heading into the month of August. The injury...