Left guard David Wang has been officially ruled out for Virginia Tech’s game against Bowling Green on Saturday, while cornerback Kyle Fuller is listed as probable on the Hokies’ Thursday injury report.
Wang suffered a sprained left ankle against Pittsburgh that initially looked more serious. He was carted off the field and coaches feared he broke the ankle. X-rays were negative, however. He was in a blue, limited-contact jersey this week doing drills but was still ruled out for Saturday.
The Hokies worked senior Michael Via and redshirt sophomore Matt Arkema at left guard in Wang’s place this week. Via, the team’s utility lineman, has played primarily right guard this year in a rotation with Brent Benedict. Arkema filled in for Wang last Saturday, playing 23 snaps but looking out of sorts at times.
Fuller suffered a right shoulder contusion in the first quarter of the Pittsburgh game that kept him out the final three quarters. He thinks he hit a nerve, which didn’t allow him to raise his arm. He said Tuesday that he’s still not 100 percent, but he still participated at practice in a blue jersey.
Here’s the full injury report:
- Out for season — WR D.J. Coles (knee), OT Nick Acree (knee)
- Out: LG David Wang (ankle)
- Probable: CB Kyle Fuller (shoulder), WR Josh Stanford (knee)