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Virginia Tech center done for the season with fractured fibula

Logan Thomas, Andrew Miller AP

Virginia Tech may have been able to score 41 straight points to beat Duke 41-20 yesterday, but not without one major drawback.

Starting center Andrew Miller suffered what was initially reported as a fractured left ankle during the third quarter the game and did not return. Sunday morning, Hokies trainer Mike Goforth told Frank Beamer‘s website that Miller (pictured, front left) has a fractured fibula and a severely sprained ankle. He will undergo season-ending surgery and the timetable for return is about four to five months.

Miller, the only returning starter from Virginia Tech’s line last season, started all six games this year and has been on the field for almost every single snap. A preseason Rimington Award candidate, Miller was the anchor of an otherwise inconsistent O-line for the Hokies this season.

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