Hokies linebacker Tariq Edwards has been officially ruled out for the Austin Peay game because of his knee, while defensive tackles Antoine Hopkins and Luther Maddy and linebacker Bruce Taylor are questionable with ankle injuries.
Virginia Tech released its injury report for Week 2 on Thursday night. Earlier in the day, it confirmed that wide receiver D.J. Coles will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Edwards, who also didn’t play in the opener, is recovering after having surgery on his knee in mid-August to remove a screw from a previous procedure that was causing discomfort. Defensive coordinator Bud Foster said Edwards is still a couple of weeks away from returning, although he didn’t have an exact return date.
Maddy, Hopkins and Taylor all suffered ankle injuries in the Georgia Tech opener.
(UPDATE: Virginia Tech announced Friday that Chase Williams will star at backer in place of Taylor.)
Here’s the full injury report:
- Out for Season: DT Nick Acree (knee), WR D.J. Coles (knee)
- Out: LB Tariq Edwards (knee)
- Questionable: DT Antoine Hopkins (ankle), P Ethan Keyserling (hip), DT Luther Maddy (ankle), LB Bruce Taylor (ankle)