Virginia Tech's Trey Edmunds is in good spirits and is now recovering from leg surgery. The redshirt-freshman running back from Dan River High School broke the tibia bone in his right leg at the conclusion of run in Saturday's game against Virginia.
Edmunds had a rod inserted into his leg during an 11 a.m. surgery on Sunday. It was originally scheduled for 8 a.m. but was pushed back.
Trey's father Ferrell said, "The doctor said surgery went really well."
Ferrell was in the stands at Scott Stadium Saturday with his wife Felecia and younger sons Terrell and Tremaine. Ferrell said from his vantage point he thought the injury was related to what he perceived as a helmet-to-helmet collision but once he saw him favoring his leg he knew the injury was something different.
"Being Christian we put it in the hands of the Lord," Ferrell said Sunday. "Bones can heal [rather quickly], unlike knee [injuries]and ligament [damage]."
After Trey was helped off the field, UVa officials found the Edmunds family in the stands and led them to meet Trey inside the Virginia Tech locker room. Doctors assessed the injury and then informed Trey's parents of the options. Ferrell and Felecia decided the best option would be surgery as soon as possible.
Ferrell said Trey was understandably upset with the fact that he was injured and would be forced to sit out the next four to five months rehabbing a broken leg but after a day he is more comfortable with the diagnosis. If everything goes according to plan, doctors say Trey will be out of the Blacksburg hospital on Monday.
"In four months [Trey] should be running around again, God willing," Ferrell said.
Trey played in all 12 games this season for Tech. He started ten of those games and finished with 675 rushing yards, 155 receiving yards, and 12 total touchdowns.
Before the injury on Saturday he had gained 93 yards on 11 carries. He also had the only touchdown of the game – a 26-yard catch and run at the end of the second quarter. That touchdown put the Hokies up 16-6, the eventual final score of the game.