Farris is listed as probable on Virginia Tech’s injury report, along with cornerback Donaldven Manning (adductor) and fullback Joey Phillips (head).
If healthy, Farris is expected to start at center, where the Hokies are lack depth. Opening day starter Andrew Miller was lost for the year after breaking his leg against Duke, forcing senior Michael Via to slide over from guard. Farris, a sophomore from Lexington, had worked some at center and guard prior to suffering the ankle injury at North Carolina.
“I don’t think he’s totally 100 percent, but I tell you, he’s really toughed it out,” head coach Frank Beamer said earlier today. “Wants to play very much. I think he’s going to be able to play, but what percentage healthy, I couldn’t tell you exactly.”
Offensive line coach Curt Newsome told Beamer’s website earlier this week that Farris would start at center if healthy, allowing the Hokies to rotate Via, Brent Benedict and David Wang at the guard spots. Wang, who has been limited by ankle and knee injuries the last few weeks, was not listed on the injury report, meaning he’s expected to play.
- Out for Season: OT Nick Acree (knee), FB Riley Beiro (shoulder), WR D.J. Coles (knee), C Andrew Miller (ankle)
- Probable: C Caleb Farris (ankle), Donaldven Manning (adductor), Joey Phillips (head)
Note: If a player is not listed, he is expected to play Thursday, 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.