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Hokies RB will ‘definitely’ be ready for ‘Bama

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Final, some good news on the injury/personnel front for Virginia Tech.

J.C. Coleman, listed as a co-starter at running back on Tech’s most recent depth chart, has suffered a pair of ankle sprains — a left high-ankle sprain and a right ankle sprain — several days ago.  At the time myriad other injuries were announced by the Hokies medical staff, the prognosis on Coleman was that “we think he’ll be ready and back in time for the Alabama game.”

As far as Coleman is concerned, there’s no thinking, just doing.

Oh yeah, definitely,” Coleman said when asked if he will be healthy enough to play in the opener against the Tide.

While he’s yet to return to practice since suffering the twin ankle injuries last Wednesday, Coleman hopes that happens early next week.  For now, Coleman proclaimed himself to be roughly 60-percent healthy.

Last season, Coleman led all Hokie running backs with 492 yards rushing.

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3 Responses to “Hokies RB will ‘definitely’ be ready for ‘Bama”
  1. dcroz says: Aug 21, 2013 9:05 AM

    Glad to hear it for Virginia Tech. At the rate they were going with injuries and defections, I was beginning to wonder if the Tide was going to have to give them a couple players just so they’d have 22 guys to play. Still, things are not look good for Frank Beamer; he had a terrible season last year by his standards, and at the rate Virginia is outrecruiting him, he may really need this to be a good season to keep the long knives in the drawer.

  2. burm61 says: Aug 21, 2013 11:42 AM

    He should sit out and get healthy for conference play. As a Hokie fan, UVA is no concern. We never have stellar recruiting classes and UVA is always next to us or ahead of us. We usually hit on great 3 star guys and out-coach them.

  3. urfinished says: Aug 21, 2013 5:00 PM

    As someone who watches ACC football (Clemson), no one is worried about UVA. We all worry about Va Tech though.
    They didn’t seem as physical last year. If they try and copy teams like Clemson (spread) they aren’t going to be successful. They need to stick to smash mouth. It’s just who they are. I was actually disappointed watching them last year if that makes any sense. The conference needs VT to return to big boy football. No one is expecting anything more than a bunch of weirdos swaying when it comes to UVA.

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