Virginia Football head coach Bronco Mendenhall met with media on Monday afternoon and gave updates on some pertinent injuries for the team. Starting quarterback Brennan Armstrong is in concussion protocol after taking a brutal hit to the head in the second quarter of Virginia’s 37-21 loss to NC State on Saturday.
“Brennan suffered a concussion in the game on Saturday, and he’ll have to work through the protocols this week,” Mendenhall said. “From my understanding it is his first [concussion], and so it’s possible that he could return and be ready for this week. It’s really day-by-day as he works through the protocol.”
Lindell Stone, who went 30-for-54 for 240 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in his stead, will get the nod if Armstrong isn’t cleared for play against Wake Forest this week. Mississippi Keytaon Thompson is still listed fourth on the depth chart in the quarterback position due to a shoulder injury that has kept him from working out at the position. Instead, Mendenhall wants to integrate Thompson in more as a receiver.
“When Keytaon first came in, he was really impressive at quarterback,” Mendenhall stated. “On any given day between him and Brennan, it was close, but very, very early on he had a shoulder injury that was aggravated and that really precluded him from being able to play that position, effectively at that time.”
In receiver news, Mendenhall said that Tavares Kelly is a “probable” for Saturday’s game. First year Lavel Davis Jr., who had three catches for 51 yards and a touchdown against NC State, was bumped up to the starting spot this week.
Defensively, Virginia will have Joey Blount back after missing a week with an injury.
Here is the full depth chart:
Here’s #UVa’s updated depth chart prior to the game at Wake Forest. pic.twitter.com/NLcUI6ARxy— Brad Franklin (@Cavs_Corner) October 12, 2020
Virginia and Wake Forest are set to kick off at 4pm on the ACC Network on Saturday. Stay tuned to Streaking the Lawn for more updates.