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    September 6, 2012
    D.J. Coles to miss rest of season
    Senior eligible to apply for medical hardship waiver and return next year if granted

    BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech senior wide receiver D.J. Coles will undergo an MRI on his knee and will miss the remainder of the 2012 season, as announced Thursday by head athletic trainer Mike Goforth. The Maidens, Va., native had off-season PCL surgery on his right knee, but returned for Monday’s opener against Georgia Tech. He injured the right knee again in the first quarter.

    Because Coles has not played in more than 30 percent of this year’s season, he will be eligible to apply for a medical hardship waiver at the conclusion of the season. Coles has not redshirted, so provided the medical hardship waiver is granted, he will be eligible to return next year for a fifth season.

    Coles has played in 37 games for his career, starting three. He has 39 receptions for 507 yards and three touchdowns.

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