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Posted at 7:13 AM ET, 12/ 1/2010

Joe Torchia update

By Steve Yanda

Virginia senior tight end Joe Torchia is on schedule in his recovery from the season-ending surgery he underwent Oct. 13 on his right shoulder, the player's father said Tuesday night in a telephone interview. Torchia has begun lifting weights with his right arm and is set to temporarily relocate to Pensacola, Fla. once the fall semester at Virginia concludes in order to continue his rehabilitation at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

Torchia tore the labrum in his right shoulder during Virginia's loss Oct. 2 against Florida State. After the surgery, much of Torchia's initial rehab focused on stretching, resistance training and regaining range of motion in the shoulder. Virginia Associate Athletic Trainer Kelli Pugh has guided Torchia through his recovery the past six weeks, and recently Torchia was able to begin light weight training with the right upper side of his body, Joe Torchia Sr. said.

On Dec. 16, Torchia will fly to Pensacola and resume his rehab there. Torchia hopes to receive an invitation to the NFL combine and will begin training for that during the first week of January. Until then, he will work with the staff of Dr. James Andrews -- who performed his surgery -- to continue to rebuild strength in his shoulder.

The NFL combine typically is held in late February/early March, which is right in that 4-5 month window Andrews expected Torchia's recovery process to take.

By Steve Yanda  | December 1, 2010; 7:13 AM ET
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