Update on Tech's Ryan Shuman
Lineman to be evaluated Tuesday
October 27, 2006

Virginia Tech offensive guard Ryan Shuman (r-So., Fork Union, Va.) had an MRI Friday evening to evaluate a sprained left knee that he suffered in the first quarter of the Clemson game Thursday night. According to head athletic trainer Mike Goforth, there was an "increased signal in the ACL" which means there's at least a tear in the lateral meniscus.

Shuman will be evaluated arthroscopically Tuesday by Dr. Marc Siegel, and at that time it will be determined his status for the rest of the year. Siegel will first evaluate the lateral meniscus. If he has to trim the meniscus, Shuman will be out approximately four weeks. If the meniscus has to be repaired, he will be out the rest of the year.

At the same time, the ACL will also be evaluated. If it has to be repaired, Shuman will be lost for the year. If no action is needed, Siegel will leave the ACL alone and Shuman's timetable for a return will be based on the meniscus outcome.

Senior Brandon Gore (Warrenton, Va.) is expected to get the start against Miami next Saturday in his place, marking his second career start.