Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller (17) intercepts a pass intended for Michigan wide receiver Junior Hemingway (21) during the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on Jan. 3, 2012.
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller underwent surgery Tuesday to repair what trainer Mike Goforth described as a “sportsman’s hernia.”
Goforth said Thursday that Dr. William Meyers performed the surgery in Philadelphia. Goforth said Fuller is expected to make a full recovery after four to six weeks of rehabilitation.
The senior has been battling a groin injury since the Hokies’ bye week before they played Duke on Oct. 26. He played sparingly against the Blue Devils, missed the game at Boston College, lasted only a few plays at Miami and did not dress for the Hokies’ last game against Maryland.
Virginia Tech is 1-3 in those games.
The timeline for his return leaves open the possibility that Fuller could be back in time to play in Virginia Tech’s bowl game.