Virginia Tech hasn’t encountered much luck when it comes to injuries this month, but at least one potential starter who’s currently sidelined believes he’ll return to the field in time for the team’s season opener against two-time defending national champion Alabama on Aug. 31.
Sophomore running back J.C. Coleman said Tuesday that he expects to be healthy enough to play when the Hokies take on the Crimson Tide on Aug. 31 after spraining both of his ankles in practice last week.
“I really think I’m gonna be available for the Alabama game,” Coleman said. “I’m almost 100 percent sure in my mind that I’m gonna be ready.”
Coleman declared himself 60 percent healthy Tuesday and has begun light jogging and making cuts on the field. He noted that his right ankle feels better already, but the left ankle is still “nagging.” Head trainer Mike Goforth said last week Coleman suffered a high-ankle sprain in his left ankle and a “regular” sprain in the right one.