Friday, October 19, 2012
Hokies may get Wang back in time for Tigers
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BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech's beleaguered offensive line got a little bit of good injury news for the Clemson game.
Virginia Tech listed left guard David Wang (knee/ankle) as probable for Saturday's game on its injury report Thursday. Backup center/guard Caleb Farris (ankle) has been ruled out.
Wang, a junior, has not played in three of the past four games because of an ankle injury suffered against Pittsburgh last month. He started at North Carolina two weeks ago but had to leave the game after adding a knee injury to his troubles.
Getting Wang back is a boost to an interior line that's been hit hard by injuries. With center Andrew Miller out for the season with a broken fibula, utility lineman Michael Via will slide over from guard to start at center. Brent Benedict is expected to start at right guard in Via's place.
It's unclear who will start at left guard - Matt Arkema or Wang. They're listed as co-No. 1'son the team's online depth chart. Arkema is also the backup center.
Wang got first-team reps but was in a blue, limited-work jersey during the open viewing period at Tuesday's practice.