The Hokies announced in their Thursday injury report that safety Detrick Bonner (leg), center Andrew Miller (ankle) and linebacker Bruce Taylor (ankle) are all probable for Saturday’s game.
There had been questions about Bonner’s availability after secondary coach Torrian Gray told Frank Beamer‘s personal website that the safety hadn’t practiced all week. Gray said the Hokies were preparing as though Bonner wouldn’t be ready, moving Kyshoen Jarrett to free safety and elevating backup Michael Cole to the first team at rover.
Miller sprained his ankle in the second quarter of the Austin Peay game. He did rehab at Monday’s practice before returning in a blue, limited-contact jersey at Tuesday’s practice. He surprised coaches by being able to participate in every drill, though.
Taylor, who sat out the Austin Peay game with an ankle injury, had a death in the family but is expected to be with the team and play in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Linebacker Tariq Edwards (knee), as expected, is listed as out. He has yet to play this season.
Here’s the full injury report:
- Out for Season: Nick Acree (knee), D.J. Coles (knee)
- Out: Edwards (knee)
- Probable: Riley Beiro (hamstring), Bonner (leg), Miller (ankle), Taylor (ankle)