Cornerback Suffers Torn ACL
Junior Eric Green injures left knee
July 26, 2002

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech cornerback Eric Green has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee following an MRI Friday afternoon at Montgomery Regional Hospital.

Green, a 6-0, 186-pound junior from Clewiston, Fla., injured the knee Tuesday during a personal workout. Green, who has seen action on defense in 23 of his 24 games at Tech, was listed as a co-starter with senior Ronyell Whitaker at the field corner position following 2002 spring practice. Green is also one of the Hokies' top special teams players.

Tech's medical staff hopes to meet with Green and his parents to put together a detailed plan and timetable for treatment by early next week. Green, who is likely facing surgery, has a redshirt year available.