According to a report relayed by 247Sports, Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller will miss the rest of the 2015 season. You can blame it on a few bad penalty calls, but the Hokies are not making any excuses about their loss to East Carolina, rather using it as motivation as they enter ACC play Saturday against Pittsburgh. If his stock remains high after the knee injury, there’s a chance he’s played his final game in a Tech uniform.
Virginia Tech did not announce a timetable for Fuller’s return but said in the meantime it expects the veteran to “continue to contribute to our team with his knowledge and leadership”.
Fuller is rated as the 14th best prospect by ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. for the 2016 National Football League draft.
Terrell Edmunds, a Dan River grad, is expected to start Saturday against Pittsburgh.
Fuller tore his meniscus in the preseason and tried to play through it. He wasn’t quite himself in the first three games of the season and was a gametime scratch against East Carolina last week, when it was determined further examination was warranted. Fuller had meniscus surgery this morning, and will miss the remainder of the season.
Fuller’s injury and recovery should not lower his draft stock.
Projected as a potential first-round pick, Fuller was the ACC’s defensive rookie of the year as a freshman in 2013, and a first-team all-conference selection last year. Fuller had 54 tackles, including 4.5 for loss and two sacks, and two interceptions.