A knee injury that sidelined Virginia Tech wide receiver DJ Coles for almost all of Monday’s game against Georgia Tech will in fact have greater impact on his 2012 season.
It was reported Thursday by the Washington Post citing a pair of VT athletic sources that Coles’ knee injury would be season ending, though the exact nature of the injury still wasn’t known. Indeed that has come to fruition. The school confirmed a short time later that Coles will miss the 2012 season.
An MRI is scheduled in the coming days to determine exactly what the problem is. Coles had offseason PCL surgery to his right knee, but it’s not clear if it’s an injury to the same ligament or something else. Coles is a senior, but because he’s played less than 30 percent of the 2012 season, he will be eligible to apply for a medical redshirt and come back next year if he so chooses.
Coles has played in 37 games during his career, starting three. He has 39 career receptions for 507 yards and three touchdowns, good enough to lead all returning receivers.