Houseright questionable for WVU
October 1, 2001

Virginia Tech linebacker Jake Houseright is listed as questionable for Saturday's game at West Virginia, according to head athletic trainer Mike Goforth. The senior is feared to have possibly torn some cartilage in his left knee in Saturday's win over UCF.

Goforth said they will know on Wednesday or Thursday, after the swelling goes down. He said Houseright could play with the injury, as long as he can tolerate the possible pain.

"If you remember, Lee Suggs had some torn cartilage and he still played," Goforth said. "If we go in and scope the knee, we have two options. If we trim the cartilage, he could be out a week or two. But if we go in and have to repair the cartilage, he could be out up to six weeks."

Goforth said if Houseright does not play this week, then they could scope the knee this week and try get him back as soon as possible. The other option is to wait until the season is over and repair the knee.

In other injury news, free safety Willie Pile suffered a fractured tooth Saturday and will have a root canal and crown today at 1 p.m.

Goforth said linebacker Deon Provitt has a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee and is out for the remainder of the season. Provitt did not have an MRI because doctors knew right away it was torn.

And finally, defensive tackle Channing Reed is listed as questionable for the WVU with a mid-foot sprain. He missed the UCF game and will work back into practice with rigid orthoplast orthotic.