As it turns out, J.C. Coleman‘s return to the playing field was a short one.
On Virginia Tech’s injury report released Thursday, the running back was listed as out and will not travel with the Hokies to East Carolina. Coleman has been dealing with a pair of ankle sprains — a left high-ankle sprain and a right ankle sprain — he suffered in mid-August.
After missing the season-opening loss to Alabama, Coleman played in the win over West Carolina. He carried the ball seven times for 38 yards in his 2013 debut, but tweaked his ankles during practice earlier this week.
With Coleman out, Trey Edmunds has shouldered the bulk of the running game load as he leads the Hokies with 200 yards and three touchdowns. Edmunds’ 35 carries more than triples that of No. 2 back Chris Mangus and his 10 rushing attempts.