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Virginia Tech Running Back Ryan Williams' Status Unknown Until Thursday

Darryl Slater of the Richmond Times-Dispatch has the details from Frank Beamer's Monday teleconference:

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer said on his teleconference this morning that the team will release tailback Ryan Williams' status in Thursday's injury report. Williams injured his right hamstring in the second quarter of last Saturday's win over East Carolina and did not return.

Slater suggests that this is pure gamesmanship by the Hokies and I agree. Like I said in this afternoon's BC game guide, I don't expect Williams to play because of his injured hamstring. He'll probably be listed as "questionable" or something like that on the injury report and he may even dress for the game, but I just don't see how he'll be ready for Saturday.

Williams spent the second half on the sideline in street clothes and on crutches. While very early reports hinted at the worst, Williams wound up not even needing an MRI on Sunday. That's good news for the rest of the season, but the Hokies need to be careful with Williams because they'll need him for their tough November stretch against Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Miami.

The BC game is important because it's the first ACC game of the year, but at 1-2 it's not important enough that Williams risk further injury.

Slater has more notes worth reading from the teleconference, including notes on Kenny Younger, the freshman defensive players, Nick Becton's health, the offensive line in general and a quote from Frank Beamer on BC linebacker Mark Herzlich.