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Tech’s Thomas dealing with foot, abdomen injury

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas showed up for Monday’s weekly football press conference wearing a protective boot on his right foot. Thomas said he sprained his foot in the first quarter of the Hokies’ win over Georgia Tech on Thursday night in Atlanta.
Thomas also said his strained abdomen is still bothering him. Thomas played without that injury in the past two wins, over Marshall and Georgia Tech.
“Maybe I’m getting old,” Thomas joked to the media.
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer said ideally the team would run Thomas less but the offense is doing what works best to win games. And Beamer thinks Thomas can handle it.
“He’s tough,” Hokies coach Frank Beamer said. “He fits toughness to a T. He’s that guy. But yeah, you’d like to run some other guys a little bit more and him a little bit less.”
Thomas also said he’s down to 240 pounds five games into the season. His goal had been to play at 250 this year.
Beamer said he didn’t have an update on senior cornerback Antone Exum, who was having his knee examined by Dr. James Andrews in hopes of getting medically cleared. Beamer said he thought that appointment was Monday.
Wide receiver Willie Byrn, who injured his knee in the win over Georgia Tech, is still “limping around” this week, Thomas said. Thomas said Byrn hopes to play Saturday against North Carolina.