September 23, 2007
    Drager eligible for medical hardship waiver
    The Notebook
    Thanks to a change in the NCAA rules, true freshman Chris Drager is now eligible for a medical hardship waiver. Prior to this year, the NCAA moved the maximum number of games played and still be eligible for the waiver from three games to four.

    According to Tech compliance director Tim Parker, a player cannot play in more than 30 percent of the team's regular season schedule. Thirty percent of 12 games is 3.6 contests, but the NCAA now rounds that number up to four games.

    Drager sprained the MCL and partially tore the ACL in his right knee in Tech's win over William & Mary yesterday - the fourth game of the season. The Tech staff will apply for the hardship waiver, and Drager should receive it, as long as he doesn't come back this year and play any more.

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