Hokies Undergo Successful Surgeries
Three players worked on following bowl win
January 3, 2006

BLACKSBURG - Despite getting back to Blacksburg late Monday night following Virginia Tech's 35-24 win over Louisville in the Toyota Gator Bowl, the Tech medical staff was hard at work Tuesday morning as three Hokie football players underwent successful surgeries at Montgomery Regional Hospital.

Tailback Branden Ore had surgery on his right shoulder to repair a torn labrum. The procedure lasted about 1:45 and was performed by Dr. Marc Siegel. Ore will be in a sling for 4-6 weeks and will miss spring practice, but will be full for summer workouts and fall practice.

"The surgery was a great success and it's a testament to Branden's toughness to be able to play with this injury," said head athletic trainer Mike Goforth. "That's pretty tough and for him to do that is impressive."

Rover Aaron Rouse had surgery on his left wrist as a screw was inserted to repair a fracture. He will be in a cast for 4-6 weeks and will be available for spring practice.

Offensive lineman Nick Marshman had surgery on his left knee to remove some loose cartilage. He will be on crutches for a few days and will be full for winter workouts and spring ball.

Fullback Jesse Allen will have surgery on Friday. His procedure and recovery time will be the same as Rouse's.