Vick Listed As Day-To-Day
Swelling minimal in QB's right ankle
October 29, 2000

BLACKSBURG, Va. - After a re-evaluation on Sunday afternoon, Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick is listed as day-to-day for Saturday's game against Miami.

According to Mike Goforth, director of athletic training, Vick has minimal swelling in his right ankle and is able to walk with a slight limp. He will remain in a walking cast with crutches until at least Wednesday. Vick will also be fitted with a Fortis Brace, which is a specialty brace that allows movement, but also gives protection. He is listed as day-to-day and that status will not change until Friday, when it will become a game-time decision.

"We're optimistic that he will be able to play Saturday," Goforth said. "There will be no saving him. If he's ready to play, he's going to play. But right now, it's too early to tell."

"I'm better, but I'm still sore," Vick said Sunday afternoon. "I'm going to try to be back so I can play, but we'll have to see. I will get as much treatment as possible and hope for the best."

Vick injured his ankle in the second quarter of the Hokies' 37-34 victory over Pittsburgh Saturday night.