Thursday, July 3, 2008


Brandon Dillard, a redshirt junior wide receiver expected to contend for significant playing time for Virginia Tech this season, will instead miss the season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon in player-organized offseason workouts.

The school said Wednesday that Dillard was hurt Tuesday night.

Hokies head trainer Mike Goforth said the Martinsville native will have surgery next week at Montgomery Regional Hospital, with four to six months of rehabilitation to follow.

One of the fastest players in school history, Dillard was expected to help the Hokies alleviate the loss of their top four receivers to graduation after last season.

He gave a glimpse of his potential in the team's Maroon and White spring game with a 49-yard run on a reverse and a 25-yard touchdown reception.

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