Virginia Tech's Trey Edmunds is in good spirits and is nowrecovering from leg surgery. The redshirt-freshman running back from Dan RiverHigh School broke the tibia bone in his right leg at the conclusion of run inSaturday's game against Virginia.
Edmunds had a rod inserted into his leg during an 11 a.m.surgery on Sunday. It was originally scheduled for 8 a.m. but was pushed back.
Trey's father Ferrell said, "The doctor said surgery wentreally well."
Ferrell was in the stands at Scott Stadium Saturday with hiswife Felecia and younger sons Terrell and Tremaine. Ferrell said from hisvantage point he thought the injury was related to what he perceived as ahelmet-to-helmet collision but once he saw him favoring his leg he knew theinjury was something different.
"Being Christian we put it in the hands of the Lord,"Ferrell said Sunday. "Bones can heal [rather quickly], unlike knee [injuries]andligament [damage]."
After Trey was helped off the field, UVa officials found theEdmunds family in the stands and led them to meet Trey inside the Virginia Techlocker room. Doctors assessed the injury and then informed Trey's parents ofthe options. Ferrell and Felecia decided the best option would be surgery assoon as possible.
Ferrell said Trey was understandably upset with the factthat he was injured and would be forced to sit out the next four to five monthsrehabbing a broken leg but after a day he is more comfortable with thediagnosis. If everything goes according to plan, doctors say Trey will be out ofthe Blacksburg hospital on Monday.
"In four months [Trey] should be running around again, Godwilling," Ferrell said.
Trey played in all 12 games this season for Tech. He startedten of those games and finished with 675 rushing yards, 155 receiving yards,and 12 total touchdowns.
Before the injury on Saturday he had gained 93 yards on 11carries. He also had the only touchdown of the game - a 26-yard catch and runat the end of the second quarter. That touchdown put the Hokies up 16-6, the eventualfinal score of the game.