Virginia Tech will be without Bruce Taylor for the remainder of the season after the star linebacker suffered a season-ending foot injury in last Saturday’s victory over Boston College.
The 15th-ranked Hokies’ leading tackler the past two seasons, Taylor suffered a Linsfranc sprain and will undergo surgery later in the week. He is expected to take 6-8 weeks before putting any weight on his foot.
The Hokies’ defense has been ravaged by injuries so far in 2011, with linebacker Jeron Couveia-Winslow (foot) and defensive linemen Antoine Hopkins (knee) and Kwamaine Battle (knee) already out for the year.
Virginia Tech (7-1, 3-1 ACC) faces Duke this weekend.
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