Place-kicker Carter Warley Sidelined
Will miss an undetermined amount of time
October 5, 2002

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech place-kicker Carter Warley, who has been bothered by low back pain the past two weeks, will be sidelined an undetermined amount of time.

"Upon compilation of all of the testing from last week, Carter, his family and our medical staff have all agreed that Carter will miss an undetermined amount of time in order for his back to heal properly," Tech Director of Athletic Training Mike Goforth said Saturday. "As you know, Carter has suffered through this injury and at this point we all feel that it is best for Carter to take this course of action. Carter will be in a Lumbosacral Orthosis and participate in an intense rehabilitation program over the next four weeks."

Tech head coach Frank Beamer plans to take a close look at senior Jon Mollerup (Lyndhurst, Va.) and true freshmen Nic Schmitt (Salem, Va.) and Brandon Pace (Virginia Beach, Va.) during practice this week before deciding on a replacement for Warley.

Warley, a redshirt junior from Richmond, Va., has converted on all 20 of his extra-point kicks this season and is 5-for-8 on field goals. He did not kick in the first half of the Western Michigan game on Sept. 28 because of soreness, but entered the game in the second half to convert two extra-point kicks. Mollerup handled the first-half kicking duties against WMU, making a 37-yard field goal and missing from 42 yards. He was 1-for-2 on PAT attempts.