Jones to go full speed Thursday
September 6, 2001

Tech tailback Kevin Jones, the true freshman from Chester, Pa., has been given the green light to practice at full speed for the Hokies' Thursday practice. Jones suffered a bruised quad in Tech's win over UConn and then re-injured the quad in Monday's practice. He worked out Wednesday at Tech's practice and looked very good.

"He's probably 90-95 percent," Tech trainer Mike Goforth said.

In other injury news, defensive end Jim Davis is out for this Saturday with a bulging disk in his back. Goforth and his staff continue to treat Davis and expect him to be back in two weeks for the Hokies' game with Rutgers. Also, offensive lineman Anthony Davis and receiver Richard Johnson "tweaked" hamstrings at Wednesday's practice, but both are expected to play Saturday.

In other injury news, Joe Hamilton, a small forward/guard on the men's basketball team, is undergoing eye surgery in Roanoke on Thursday to repair an injury to his retina. The senior from Fountain Inn, S.C., suffered the injury while playing in a pick-up basketball game. He is expected to be ready once the Hokies start practice in a few weeks.