August 8, 2007
Alvarez Reports to Blacksburg
Alvarez is currently having a physical done so he can practice this afternoon. He checked in at 6-5, 332 pounds. He will work at offensive tackle, according to offensive line coach Curt Newsome. Alvarez will practice in shorts today and Thursday, shoulder pads on Friday and Saturday and go into full pads on Monday. There is no practice Sunday.
• Tailback Elan Lewis will undergo surgery on his right knee on Thursday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Dr. Marc Siegel, team orthopedic surgeon, will perform the surgery at Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg. Lewis will sit out the entire 2007 season and is expected to return to full speed for spring practices in 2008.
• From the training room, assistant trainer Chad Hyatt updated the status of several players for Saturday's scrimmage, which is open to the public: Probable - Kwamaine Battle (r. shoulder), Brandon Flowers (l. ankle), Corey Gordon (neck), Austin Morris (r. groin), Cordarrow Thompson (hamstring) and Carlton Weatherford (r. groin); Questionable - Richard Graham (r. hamstring); Doubtful - Barry Booker (l. big toe sprain); Out - Andrew Bowman (r. knee), Eric Davis (l. hamstring), Mario Edwards (l. hamstring), Victor Harris (l. hamstring) and Eddie Royal (r. hamstring). These updates come before Wednesday's practice and could change by Saturday.
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