August 11, 2009
Evans suffers torn ACL in practice
Tailback lost for the season

BLACKSBURG – Redshirt sophomore tailback Darren Evans of the Virginia Tech football team will miss the 2009 season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee Tuesday in practice.

Head athletic trainer Mike Goforth had this to say:

“Darren Evans suffered a left knee ACL tear this afternoon. He was evaluated by Dr. Marc Siegel and Dr. Gunnar Brolinson and received an MRI at Montgomery Regional Hospital that showed the ACL tear. He will be re-evaluated later this week to see when the ACL reconstruction surgery will take place. Our hope is to be able to repair the knee prior to classes starting so that he can get started on his rehab and continue his course work.

“Obviously we are all saddened by the results of his MRI, but we all know what type of young man Darren is and we have no doubt that he will come back stronger than ever.”

Evans, from Indianapolis, Ind., was the MVP of the Orange Bowl and rushed for 1,265 yards and 11 touchdowns last year. Evans redshirted in 2008. He originally sprained his knee in Friday’s practice.

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