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Virginia Tech linebacker Alonzo Tweedy will miss another game, plus more injury notes

Virginia Tech will again be without starting whip linebacker Alonzo Tweedy on Thursday night at Georgia Tech as he continues to recover from a high-ankle sprain, the team announced in its weekly injury report.

Tweedy, who was playing in place of opening day starter Jeron Gouveia-Winslow, originally suffered the injury in Virginia Tech’s win over Boston College a few weeks ago. The Hokies were already planning to use cornerback Kyle Fuller at whip linebacker this week as part of their strategy for shutting down Georgia Tech Coach Paul Johnson’s unorthodox triple-option attack.

The good news, however, is that starting place kicker Cody Journell has been listed as probable after missing the Hokies’ 14-10 victory at Duke with a quad injury last week. Journell is 10 of 13 on field goals this year with a long of 41 yards.

With Journell out of the lineup against the Blue Devils, Murray State transfer Tyler Weiss missed his lone field goal attempt of the game from 29 yards out. Coach Frank Beamer said earlier this week if Journell can’t play at Georgia Tech, Weiss would be the Hokies’ kicker on short field goals while kickoff specialist Justin Myer would handle longer attempts.

Offensive linemen David Wang (foot) and Mark Shuman (knee/ankle) have also been ruled out of Thursday’s game.

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