It was announced this morning that cornerback Kendall Fuller had received knee surgery on Tuesday, and will now be out for the remainder of the 2015 season. Fuller had torn his meniscus during the preseason in August and tried to play through the injury. Head coach Frank Beamer stated that after this past weekend's game, it was decided that surgery was the best option in moving forward.
"Kendall was very determined to compete as long as he could with his injury," Beamer said. "While we are all disappointed that he is sidelined for the remainder of the season, we know Kendall will approach his rehab with a positive attitude and will continue to contribute to our team with his knowledge and leadership."
This is a huge loss for the Hokies, as Fuller is considered one of the best CBs in college football, and a potential first-round draft pick. Last year Fuller had 54 total tackles. It was evident that Fuller wasn't himself the first three games of the season and he was ruled out for the game against ECU because of what was reported to be a lingering knee sprain.
The Hokies plan to start redshirt freshman Terrell Edmunds in place of Fuller. Additionally, the Hokies also have senior Donovan Riley as another option.
There has been no indiction as of yet of what Fuller will plan to do after this season.