Randall, Baaqee To Miss Practice Time
Both to be in a protective boot until at least Wednesday
September 23, 2002

BLACKSBURG - Bryan Randall and Mikal Baaqee of the Virginia Tech football team will be severely limited until at least Wednesday and could miss up to three days of practice, as released Monday by head athletic trainer Mike Goforth.

According to Goforth, Randall has a grade 1 foot sprain. He is and will continue to be in a boot for the next three days.

"This is precautionary and we expect him to play on Saturday," Goforth said. "X-rays were negative and what little swelling he had is gone."

Goforth also said that Baaqee has a grade 1+ lateral ankle sprain with a slight high ankle involvement. He is and will also remain in a boot for the next three days. This move also is precautionary and Baaqee is expected to play on Saturday. X-rays were negative and he finished the game.

"Mikal is experiencing residual swelling, which we hope to get out over the course of his treatments the next couple of days," Goforth said.

Virginia Tech, ranked fifth in both major polls, will take on Western Michigan at Kalamazoo on Saturday. Game time is noon.