Backup RT and C Michael Via is out with an ACL, severity and specifics unknown at this time. A thin line gets thinner. #Hokies
#Hokies WR Jarrett Boykin tweaked a hamstring today. CB Jayron Hosley rolled an ankle. QB Tyrod Taylor has a stomach bug.
"How confident am I?" (Ryan) Williams said. "See, I don’t know, man. I’m taking it day by day. It feels a lot better every day. Hopefully I can be my regular self. But if not, I’m still effective when I’m not even 100 percent."
"Internet rumors began to swirl late Wednesday night that senior guard Dorenzo Hudson might be lost for the season with a foot injury. This came a day after rumblings that backup center Cadarian Raines may sit out the rest of the season with a foot injury also. I have confirmed these rumors late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning with a source directly involved with the team."
ON RIVERS AND VIA’S STATUS FOR THE SEASON: "I expect Via to be cleared by the first game. Barquell might be a little bit after that, but both of them are working hard toward that. But we’ve got three more weeks, or however long it is, and I feel pretty good about Via’s chances."
"If he misses another season for injury, we can apply for a sixth year," (VT compliance director Tim) Parker said. "As soon as they miss the second season for reasons outside their control, at that point they can apply for it. As a practical matter, we usually wait until sometime deep into their fifth year [because some athletes aren’t sure they want to return to college for a sixth year]. You can apply for it as soon as that second season is missed, even if it’s not in the fifth year."