Virginia Tech tailback Darren Evans has torn his ACL in his left knee. The injury happened during practice on Tuesday, August 11.
TSL has the whole story: http://www.techsideline.com/news_archive/showArticle-4637.php.
First, my heart goes out to Evans and his family, as such an untimely injury will burn a year of his College Football career. He has already red-shirted in 2007. He performed marvelously throughout the 2008 season and stood out as the Hokies most reliable asset in the running game. The TSF staff all wish him a speedy and strong recovery.
This casts a dark cloud of uncertainty over the tailback situation for the Hokies. Josh Oglesby now takes the mantle of the only tailback of the Hokie squad to have every taken a snap. Early last season, Oglesby showed some promise to develop into a strong backup tailback. He ran for 88 yards on 38 carries, not the most stellar numbers. Hokie fans will have to hope for the circumstances making the man rather than the man making the circumstances, referring to an old saying.