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Lots of Injuries, but No Word on Seriousness

Although Virginia Tech earned a 31-7 victory Saturday over Miami, it came at a cost. The Hokies got banged up.

There were a number of injuries reported after the game, although the conditions of the players were not released. On Thursday, Virginia Tech releases an injury report on Thursday, in compliance with Atlantic Coast Conference guidelines.

The most notable name on the list was quarterback Tyrod Taylor. On a quarterback sneak early in the fourth quarter, Taylor suffered a chipped front tooth. The play went for a three-yard gain, and a play later, Virginia Tech scored to go up 31-7, when Ryan Williams found the end zone on a one-yard run.

Taylor’s mouth was swollen and bloody after the game; he was unavailable to reporters because he was receiving treatment. He was scheduled to meet Sunday with a dentist.

Taylor played well in helping to steward the Hokies’ ground-chewing rushing attack. He ran for 75 yards on 10 carries, providing a complementary option to the Hokies’ running backs. He completed 4 of 9 passes for 98 yards and one touchdown. He was not sacked.

Backup rover Davon Morgan suffered a shoulder injury in the first half and did not return. It did not take long for his injury to be assessed; Morgan’s unavailability for the remainder of the game was announced over the loudspeaker in the press box.

Linebacker Jake Johnson suffered a left ankle injury in the second half. He missed a few snaps but played the rest of the game. He finished with eight tackles, one for loss.

Two of the Hokies’ offensive linemen missed snaps with injuries, but both returned to play the rest of the game. Right tackle Blake DeChristopher sprained his left ankle in the first half. Left guard Sergio Render had the wind knocked out of him in the first half.

No. 6 Virginia Tech (3-1, 1-0 ACC) plays at Duke (2-2, 0-0) on Saturday.

By Mark Viera  |  September 28, 2009; 12:03 AM ET
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