Gregory is not on the 68-man travel roster for the game because of his balky left knee, which was surgically repaired last January.
Gregory ran 11 times for 68 yards and caught two passes for 20 yards in the Hokies’ win against Bowling Green last week. But he was in a blue, limited-contact jersey in practice this week after some swelling and soreness in his left knee. He tore the ACL of his left knee in both 2010 and ’11.
Coaches and Gregory dismissed it as being more of a precautionary measure than anything, given the wet field the Hokies practiced on Tuesday, although it appears it is more serious than they were letting on.
Michael Holmes is still expected to start at tailback, with J.C. Coleman and Martin Scales serving as complementary options.
From the poor-timing department, I wrote about Gregory for today’s paper. Although it is pretty spot on actually, since the tone of it is about Gregory’s potential if he could ever stay healthy.
In other news, left guard David Wang (ankle) is listed as probable. He did not play last week but had shown improvement throughout this week.
Here is the full injury report for Cincinnati:
- Out for Season: OT Nick Acree (knee), WR D.J. Coles (knee)
- Out: RB Tony Gregory (knee), WR Joshua Stanford (knee)
- Probable: LG David Wang (ankle)
Note: To be included on the weekly injury report, one must spend at least one day during game week in blue (limited) or green (no contact). If a player is not listed, he doesn’t meet the above criteria and practiced full all week, thus will play Saturday.
Game Status: Out = Player will not play; Doubtful = 25% chance a player will play; Questionable = 50% chance a player will play; Probable = 75% chance a player will play.