Earlier today we wrote about Duke’s glutton of injuries this week heading into the Virginia game. Unfortunately, it looks like both teams are a little banged up, as the Hoos’ injury report is showing some Virginia weakness as well.
This is the first time we’ve seen Darious Latimore on the injury report. In part, it’s because this is the first injury report that Virginia has had to release. Also in part, it’s because Latimore was suspended earlier this season, which appears no longer to be the case given his appearance on this report.
More alarming, though, is that CB Myles Robinson, listed as an “OR” starter on the depth chart earlier this week, is out due to a lower extremity injury. Robinson has started all four games so far this season, registering nine tackles, including six solo. He is also credited for having broken up two passes.
UPDATE: According to a tweet on Thursday, Robinson is scheduled for surgery on Friday. We don’t currently have any further details about the extent of his injury or his recovery time.
Surgery tomorrow morning— Myles Robinson (@UVa14_) September 30, 2016
Virginia is already thin at the CB position. Assuming Juan Thornhill — listed here as probable — is available on Saturday, Thornhill will likely be filling in for Robinson. Redshirt freshman Kareem Gibson, the other “OR” starter at CB with Robinson on the depth chart, had actually seen more time at CB than Robinson did two weeks prior at UConn. Freshman Bryce Hall, who has played in all four games, registering two tackles (one solo) will likely give Thornhill and Gibson some relief.
Stay tuned here as we continue looking ahead towards Saturday’s ACC matchup against Duke, assuming everyone stays healthy enough for there to be an NCAA-sanctioned game.