Virginia Tech QB Michael Brewer out 4-8 weeks with broken collarbone


Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Brewer underwent successful surgery to repair a broken collarbone suffered in Monday’s loss to the Buckeyes.

After suffering a defeat at the hands of the Ohio State Buckeyes Monday night, the Hokies added injury to insult with the loss of quarterback Michael Brewer to a broken collarbone that ended his night early in the second half.

Brewer underwent successful surgery on his broken left collarbone Tuesday and will begin rehab once he gets cleared by medical personnel, according to Andy Bitter.

However, there is a bit of bad news as he is expected to miss 4-8 weeks. During that time, Virginia Tech plays  a four-game set that includes three out-of-conference games in Furman (September 12), Purdue (September 19), and ECU (September 26), all of which are winnable games for the Hokies.

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But then things get much more challenging when then begin ACC play against Pittsburgh on October 3, signifying the start of what should be a challenging in-conference slate.

Brewer exited Monday night’s contest going 11-for-16, throwing for 156 yards and two touchdowns.

Atop the Virginia Tech depth chart for Saturday’s game against Furman is Brendan Motley, who went 4-of-9 passing with 35 passing yards and a touchdown and an interception.

Chris Durkin and Dwayne Lawson, a true freshman share the No. 2 spot on the depth chart, and it will be interesting to see if they will get any playing time in the coming weeks as they try to fill the gap left by the absence of Brewer or if Motley will take the majority of the snaps. Barring any major injury, I expect Motley to get the bulk of the snaps, as he is the one with the most playing experience.

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