Virginia Tech star defensive back Kendall Fuller underwent knee surgery Tuesday and will miss the rest of the season.
In the statement, Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine Mike Goforth said that Fuller attempted to play through the first three games on a torn meniscus that he suffered during preseason camp. The team decided that surgery would be the best move for Fuller after the team's 35–28 loss to East Carolina last Saturday.
"Kendall was very determined to compete as long as he could with this injury," head coach Frank Beamer said. "While we are all disappointed that he is sidelined for the remainder of the season, we know Kendall will approach his rehab with a positive attitude and will continue to contribute to our team with his knowledge and leadership."
Fuller had been considered a potential first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. SI.com rated him as the second-best prospect in the ACC before the season.
- Alex Nieves