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Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Virginia football training camp: Day Four news & notes

Here are some tidbits from the fourth day of Virginia’s training camp:

Sophomore offensive tackle Morgan Moses sported a black protective boot on his left foot Monday and did not participate in the workout. Coach Mike London said Moses suffered a sprained ankle during Sunday’s practice before the team had to move into John Paul Jones Arena due to inclement weather.

London said X-rays taken on Moses’s ankle were negative and that the boot was just a precautionary measure. …

Speaking of Sunday’s practice – which had to be moved into JPJ midway through while a thunderstorm rolled through Charlottesville – London spoke in broad terms about the need for an indoor practice facility.

“It was unfortunate that we had to call practice and go inside,” London said. “I know that we’re working on a solution for an indoor facility that can help our guys train and help us continue practices so we can also take hold of the competitive advantages.

“Sometimes when that happens you have to do the best you can, and right now that’s the best option. As I said, hopefully the administration and everyone can – I know they’re all hard at work to solve the issue of if we have inclement weather.” …

Senior wide receiver Kris Burd made his training camp debut after missing the first three days due to off-the-field issues that included academics. …

A day after injuring his left knee during a one-on-one blocking drill, redshirt freshman defensive end Stephen Lawe moved around the practice field on crutches with said knee wrapped in a thick brace. Lawe did some cardiovascular work on a hand bike along the sideline. …

In the context of praising freshman running back Clifton Richardson for his size, power and agility, London said Richardson “has a little bit of a hamstring issue going on, but he’ll be okay.” …

When asked which players’ performances thus far in camp have been pleasant surprises, the only three people London mentioned by name were freshmen: Cornerback Demetrius Nicholson and wide receivers Darrius Jennings and Dominique Terrell.

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