Virginia Tech Hokies Say Goodbye to ACC Title

Rick GillispieCorrespondent IIAugust 12, 2009

MIAMI - JANUARY 01:  Darren Evans #32 of the Virginia Tech Hokies runs the ball during the FedEx Orange Bowl against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Dolphin Stadium on January 1, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Virginia Tech suffered a blow to their hopes of another ACC crown and BCS championship. RB Darren Evans has torn his left ACL in practice on Tuesday and is out for the season.

"Darren Evans suffered a left knee ACL tear this afternoon," head athletic trainer Mike Goforth said in a prepared statement. "He was evaluated by Dr. Marc Siegel and Dr. Gunnar Brolinson and received an MRI at Montgomery Regional Hospital that showed the ACL tear. He will be re-evaluated later this week to see when the ACL reconstruction surgery will take place. Our hope is to be able to repair the knee prior to classes starting so that he can get started on his rehab and continue his course work."

Virginia Tech has a deep backfield with SO Josh Oglesby, FR Ryan Williams, and FR David Wilson getting most of the carries this year.

This injury will put more pressure on Tyrod Taylor for the upcoming season.

Virginia Tech will go 9-3 in regular season play,  Losing the Coastal to Georgia Tech.


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