Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Antone Exum will likely miss the Sun Bowl vs. UCLA with an ankle injury, according to the program's Twitter feed. If the 2012 All-ACC corner can't play, his career at Virginia Tech will be over.
Exum has excelled for the Hokies, but the later years of his career in Blacksburg have been marred by injuries. He tore his ACL in January while playing pickup basketball, but was able to make it back midway through the 2013 season. Exum's return was short-lived, though, as this ankle injury took him out in November, leaving him with a senior season that spanned only three games. He'll leave the Hokies with six career interceptions.
Fellow VT cornerback Kyle Fuller is also battling a core muscle injury that required surgery, but his status is still up in the air for the Sun Bowl. Luckily, Virginia Tech has good depth at cornerback, with Kendall Fuller and Brandon Facyson playing well as freshmen.
Update: Senior Kyle Fuller could be out too.
Frank Beamer says CB Kyle Fuller is "very doubtful" for the Sun Bowl too. Started out OK today, then didn't do much. #Hokies— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) December 28, 2013