Virginia will be without three wide receivers in Saturday’s game against Pitt. Dontayvion Wicks, Lavel Davis Jr. and Keytaon Thompson probably won’t play. Defensive End Jack Camper is not dressed appropriately Jacquie Franciulli from Wahoos247.
quarterback Brennan Armstrong is without his top 3 goals for another week in a row. Wicks, Davis and Thomspon were also out for the Cavaliers’ game against North Carolina last week. Thompson, Wicks and Davis account for 1,380 of Virginia’s 1,826 receiving yards so far this season.
Davis was unavailable last week because he went through concussion protocol and still is. Wicks has a bruised bone and Thomspon has a boot on his left foot.
In his media availability on Tuesday, head coach Tony Elliott said Thompson was “probably the closest” to returning to the field of the group of recipients.
“They are day by day. They’re all back. Lavel wasn’t with us Saturday due to his situation, but he’s back,” Elliott said of Wahoo’s 247. “I saw him just as I came across the street. Has a big smile on his face. They will be day to day but you also want to make sure you are doing the best for them, making sure they are completely healthy. … With Tay (wicks) the longest because of the bone bruise.”
The UVA team overall suffered a number of injuries that affected them going into the game against UNC last week.
On the plus side for Virginia is a receiver who appears to be ahead of schedule with his recovery and has the Wahoos in the game against Pitt. Second recipient Malachi Fields was spotted warming up ahead of the game against UNC last weekend and is given time on the field.
“He was fired,” Elliott said. “Trying to do what’s best for him and then what’s best for the team. And so we wanted him to go through the process of warming up this week, knowing that he would first be erased – or not released until this week last week – so it wouldn’t be his first time of the season to go through, and he needs to prepare for the game. “
“He was running and preparing for his rehab on the side, but he really wasn’t in game shape or didn’t get into game shape,” Elliott added. “We are happy to have him back. I think he brings another element to the group that we’ve been missing. But at the same time we also want to make sure he stays healthy. So we’re going to get his load done on Saturday, hoping to get that through the season.”
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Wahoos 247 Jacquie Franciulli contributed to this report.