Though Virginia Tech defensive end James Gayle has plans to grit his teeth and try to play on his sprained left ankle Saturday at Wake Forest, Hokies defensive line coach Charley Wiles isn’t nearly as optimistic Gayle will be able to make it back in time for the game.
Gayle, a Bethel High graduate who is second on the team with 3½ sacks, was injured in the first quarter last Saturday of No. 19 Tech’s 38-35 win against Miami when he was taken out on a cut block at the line of scrimmage. He was in a blue jersey, which indicated limited participation, for Tuesday’s practice.
“It’s getting better,” said Gayle on Tuesday. “It’s still kind of hard to run, but I’ve made strides since the game. I’m definitely able to do
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