November 5, 2010
Roberts to miss rest of regular season after emergency surgery
Junior developed compartment syndrome in thigh overnight

BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech junior receiver/kick return man Dyrell Roberts will miss the remainder of the regular season after undergoing emergency surgery Friday morning after developing a compartment syndrome in his left thigh, according to head athletic trainer Mike Goforth. Roberts suffered a bruised thigh on the first kickoff return in the Hokies’ win over Georgia Tech Thursday night. He returned briefly, but missed most of the second half.

The surgery was performed at Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg by Dr. Marc Siegel and Roberts will have a second surgery on Sunday. He will remain in the hospital for several days.

Roberts, from Smithfield, Va., has 21 catches for 303 yards and two touchdowns. He also averages 19.4 yards on 16 kick returns.

Goforth said Roberts may also miss Tech’s bowl game, but hasn’t ruled out a return for that game.

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