Following Virginia Tech’s 24-17 loss at Marshall Saturday afternoon at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia, frustration was setting in for the Hokies and their fanbase. Starting the season 1-3 is not what everyone envisioned on Sept. 2 when they kicked off the season with a win over Old Dominion at Lane Stadium.
One week later, things started going downhill against Purdue on a day that no one will forget for some time. The game was delayed 21 minutes at the start by the weather, then after the Boilermakers marched down the field on the game’s opening drive to grab a 7-0 lead, disaster stuck on the Hokies’ first possession. A completed pass from quarterback Grant Wells to Jaylin Lane picked up a good chunk of yardage, but an injury occurred on the play when wide receiver Ali Jennings was rolled up on. The transfer left the game, didn’t return, and has been out the last two weeks.
Last week, head coach Brent Pry gave a positive update on Jennings that he was going to be back at the facility and in the weight room being monitored by the training staff. He did not say, or even if, the Old Dominion transfer would play again this season and it seems like he does, it won’t be near future. Following the loss to the Thundering Hurd Saturday, Jennings posted a tweet on X that gives Hokies fans some hope that help may be on the way back at some point in 2023.
Ali Jenning’s tweet gives fans hope that he & other injured players may be back
Following Virginia Tech’s third straight non-conference loss, Jennings tweeted the following,
Again, Pry gave no hint of any kind about a possible return of Jennings, but it’s clear that the speedy wideout is hoping to come back at some point. He’s not the only one out injured that the Hokies could use in the lineup. The injury list is way too long for just completing Week 4 in the season.
There is no guarantee that Jennings will play again this season, but at this point, Virginia Tech fans will take anything positive and hope it becomes reality sooner rather than later.