Virginia Tech RB David Wilson Listed as Probable Against Miami

According to Norm Wood of the Newport News Daily Press, Virginia Tech running back and kick returner David Wilson is listed as probable on this week's injury report and could play Saturday against Miami:

He has apparently made big strides since missing last weekend's 26-10 win against North Carolina due to mononucleosis. That's some resilient immune system Wilson must have. Mono is the kind of thing that can put you flat on your back in bed for a month or more.

That's good news for the Hokies, who have seen their kick returners drop like flies of late. If I had to guess, I'd say we'll see Wilson used primarily as a kick returner against the Hurricanes, depending on just how healthy he is.

More good news for the Hokies is that defensive end Chris Drager is also listed as probable against Miami. The athletics department stopped short of saying Drager suffered a concussion against Georgia Tech and was held out of last week's game against UNC.

The Hokies got a solid game from defensive end James Gayle against UNC as he recorded two sacks in place of Drager. However, it's good to have the consistent Drager back in the rotation at end.

Wide receivers Jarrett Boykin, D.J. Coles and Marcus Davis are all listed as probable against Miami along with linebacker Lyndell Gibson. Cornerback Cris Hill is listed as out, along with several other players whose injuries were previously released. Check Wood's story for more details.

UPDATE: Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald has the Canes' injury report. QB Jacory Harris is listed as questionable along with tight end Asante Cleveland.

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