Virginia Tech running back Marshawn Williams out with torn ACL
head athletic trainer Mike Goforth
announced Tuesday that true freshman running back Marshawn Williams
suffered a tear of his left ACL
in Saturday’s game against Duke
and will miss the remainder of the season.
will let the swelling in the knee subside before operating in a few weeks. The Hampton, Virginia, native will miss spring practice.
Williams, Tech’s starter, has played in nine games with eight starts, rushing 124 times for a team-high 475 yards and a four touchdowns. He becomes the second Tech tailback to tear his ACL this year as Shai McKenzie (53 carries, 269 yards, 3 TDs) tore his right ACL in September. Additionally, tailback Trey Edmunds broke his clavicle in October and has yet to return.
Tech (5-5) returns to action Saturday, taking on Wake Forest
in Winston-Salem. Game time is set for 12:30 p.m. at BB&T Field.