Tag:Virginia Tech Injury Report
Posted on: December 7, 2010 4:46 pm
Edited on: December 7, 2010 4:50 pm
 

Virginia Tech down LB for Orange Bowl

Posted by Chip Patterson

Virginia Tech has been dealing with injuries all season on both sides of the ball.  Yet somehow, they have been able to step up and keep it from hindering the team on their current 11-game winning streak.  That kind of support and adjustment will be needed once again, with reports that the Hokies will likely have to face the fifth-ranked Stanford Cardinal without starting linebacker Lyndell Gibson.

Gibson left the ACC Championship Game with what was initially diagnosed as a "shoulder stinger."  Head coach Frank Beamer complimented his linebacking corps after the game for their ability to step right in and contribute defensively.  Unfortunately, tests later revealed that Gibson had broken his left shoulder blade, and will likely miss the Orange Bowl on January 3 in Miami.

If Gibson can't go against Andrew Luck and the Stanford offense, Beamer will likely turn to backup Tariq Edwards to once again replace him in the lineup.  Edwards has seen his playing time increase over the season, and played the entire second half of the title game victory against Florida State on Saturday.


Posted on: November 5, 2010 3:59 pm
Edited on: November 5, 2010 4:04 pm
 

Virginia Tech loses WR for season after surgery

Posted by Chip Patterson

Georgia Tech wasn't the only team to lose a player for the season in Thursday night's Coastal Division battle in Blacksburg.  Virginia Tech wide receiver/kick returner Dyrell Roberts suffered a bruised thigh on the first kickoff return in the 28-21 victory over the Yellow Jackets.  Roberts returned to the game briefly, but missed most of the second half.  On Friday morning Roberts underwent emergency surgery after developing a compartment syndrome in his left thigh, according to head athletic trainer Mike Goforth.  He is expected to miss the rest of the regular season in recovery, but Goforth did not rule out a return for the Hokies bowl game.

I had to google "compartment syndrome" myself, and it looks incredibly painful.  Roberts' injury is certainly not good news for a Hokies offense that has dealt with health issues all year, but what if he had been healthy and David Wilson had not gotten to return the last Georgia Tech kickoff.  Would Roberts have also run the kick back for the winning touchdown?  Roberts has 21 catches for 303 yards and two touchdowns on the season, and is averaging 19.4 yards per return in the kicking game.  Virginia Tech, now 5-0 in the conference, have created a healthy amount of space from the rest of the division and are a few games away from securing their spot in the ACC Championship Game.
 
 
 
 
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