Robinson to visit with doctors concerning ankle
March 24, 2003

Tech backer Vegas Robinson will be seeing Dr. Marc Siegel on Wednesday morning for a pre-surgical consult concerning his injured ankle. Robinson, a 6-foot, 245-pound rising redshirt senior, injured the ankle late during this past season and has been bothered by recurring ankle soreness. He has undergone several treatment options that to date have not resolved the injury.

The sports medicine staff confirmed that doctors probably will perform arthroscopic surgery on the ankle next week to evaluate it and to make any necessary repairs. If that occurs, Robinson still should be ready to play by the time preseason practice starts in August.

Also on the injury front, Jim Davis, Tech's 6-3, 265-pound starting defensive end, may be forced to miss the upcoming season with a torn pectoral muscle. An MRI showed a complete tear, which more than likely means surgery for Davis, who plans on meeting with his family in the next couple of days to discuss his options. If he has surgery, he'll probably redshirt this season. Davis, a rising senior, played as a true freshman and thus has a redshirt year available.