A lingering injury has finally forced one of Virginia Tech’s top cornerbacks to the sidelines for the foreseeable future.
The Hokies announced Thursday morning that Kyle Fuller underwent successful surgery to repair “a core muscle injury” Tuesday. The surgery and subsequent rehab will keep the senior out of action for a period of 4-6 weeks.
Such a timeframe could allow Fuller to return for a bowl game.
Fuller strained his groin during the mid-October bye week and had been limited ever since, although he had played in every game up until the Maryland game this past weekend. He started eight games this season and 42 in his career.
Exiting Week 12, Fuller was still tied for second in the ACC and 18th nationally with 1.3 passes defended per game.