Virginia Tech listed left guard David Wang (knee/ankle) as probable for Saturday’s game on its injury report Thursday. Backup center/guard Caleb Farris (ankle) has been ruled out.
Wang, a junior, has not played in three of the last four games because of an ankle injury suffered against Pittsburgh last month. He started at North Carolina two weeks ago but had to leave the game after adding a knee injury to his troubles.
Getting Wang back is a boost to an interior line that’s been hit hard by injuries. With center Andrew Miller out for the season with a broken fibula, utility lineman Michael Via will slide over from guard to start at center. Brent Benedict is expected to start at right guard in Via’s place.
It’s unclear who will start at left guard — Matt Arkema or Wang. They’re listed as co-No. 1′s on the team’s online depth chart. (Arkema is also the backup center.) Wang got first-team reps but was in a blue, limited-work jersey during the open viewing period at Tuesday’s practice.
Tight end Eric Martin, who did not dress last week because of a shoulder injury, was not listed on the report, meaning he is expected to play.
Here’s the full injury report:
- Out for Season: OT Nick Acree (knee), FB Riley Beiro (shoulder), WR D.J. Coles (knee), C Andrew Miller (ankle)
- Out: G/C Caleb Farris (ankle)
- Doubtful: None
- Questionable: None
- Probable: LG David Wang (knee/ankle)
Note: If a player is not listed, he is expected to play Saturday, even if he spent time in blue (limited contact) or green (no contact) during the week.
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.