K. Lewis to Miss Remainder of Season
Defensive tackle elects for surgery
November 25, 2002

BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech starting defensive tackle Kevin Lewis will miss the remainder of the season due to a torn left pectoralis major muscle, as announced Monday by head athletic trainer Mike Goforth.

Lewis attempted to play in last Wednesday's game against West Virginia, but was unable to continue due to the injury. He has elected to undergo surgery, which will be scheduled the week of Dec. 2.

Following the procedure, Lewis will be immobilized for six weeks followed by another six weeks of physical therapy. He will be questionable for spring practice.

Lewis, a redshirt sophomore from Richmond, Va., started all 11 games and recorded 42 tackles, including seven for loss and two sacks. Tim Sandidge and Jimmy E. Williams will battle for the starting job. Tech also lost its other starting defensive tackle to injury last week in Jason Lallis, who dislocated his shoulder. Jonathan Lewis will likely get the start Saturday against Virginia at that spot.