The Boston College Eagles injury report vs. Virginia Tech looks similar to that of the Wake Forest game, including all the same uncertainty around certain players.
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However, there may actually be less uncertainty, as a week ago, we did not seem to know that the kicker was not a part of the Eagles’ plans last week.
On that, true freshman kicker Mike Knoll is day-to-day according to head coach Steve Addazio on Monday during his weekly press conference. Seeing Alex Howell doing all the kicking seemed strange considering they had just burned Knoll’s redshirt a week or two earlier, but now we know why. The latter has been doing well with his punting in recent weeks but everyone is having trouble conquering the mysterious and deadly extra point.
Sophomore defensive back John Johnson was out for the Wake game with an arm injury, but he is listed in the depth chart as one of the starting corners. It would appear he will play on Saturday.
Graduate student wide receiver Bobby Swigert is still attempting to work himself back onto the field after a knee injury suffered last year. Addazio offered no specific update on Swigert’s status but it seems logical to assume he will not play against Virginia Tech. Sadly, time is running out this season for him to play.
Players for the Eagles that have been ruled out for the remainder of the season are senior defensive end Mehdi Abdesmad (knee), grad student offensive lineman Harris Williams (ankle), sophomore wide receiver Drew Barksdale (hamstring), junior linebacker Tim Joy (knee), and junior wide receiver Harrison Jackson (knee).