Early in their ACC contest at Lane Stadium Thursday night, the Virginia Tech football team had nearly everything go right for them in all three facets, offense, defense, and special teams. Unfortunately, one thing that is not going their way, is the injury bug.
Two key offensive skill players exited due to injury for Virginia Tech
At the end of the first quarter, running back Bhayshul Tuten was injured on a 10-yard run near the Hokies bench. He stayed down, limped off the field, and did not finish the drive that ended with John Love’s third field goal of the game for a 23-0 halfway through the second quarter.
Later in the same drive in the second quarter, Dae’Quan Wright was downfield blocking with his back to the play when he was leg-whipped from behind by a Syracuse defender. He stayed down and had to be carted off the field. It was a very similar play to how wide receiver Ali Jennings was injured in Week 2 against Purdue and the transfer from Old Dominion has not been seen since.
Tuten, who picked 10 yards on a third down screen to move the chains deep in their territory, was able to return a drive later in the second quarter for Virginia Tech, but it’s highly unlikely that Wright does, which leaves the Hokies with one less receiver. However, he also returned later in the second quarter, thankfully for the Hokies in the 38-10 win.
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