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Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente updated the injury status of wide receiver Cam Phillips and several other players on Monday.

Virginia Tech WR Cam Phillips remains ‘day-to-day’ with foot injury

The Virginia Tech bye week was well timed in the sense that it provided the Hokies’ most important offensive weapon, wide receiver Cam Phillips, a chance to heal from his injured foot.

On Monday, Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente updated Phillips’ status, calling him ‘day-to-day.’ For what it’s worth, Fuente placed the same ‘day-to-day’ status on several offensive players.

It’s also important to note that Fuente said nobody is seriously injured. So while it would obviously be better for Phillips to be a full-go at practice, it doesn’t sound like he’s too far off from 100 percent.

Phillips left Virginia Tech’s last game against Boston College on Oct. 7 with a foot sprain. X-rays came back negative as the next day the team reported he suffered a foot sprain.

The senior wideout quickly became a reliable target for first-year starting quarterback Josh Jackson and accounted for about 50 percent of the Hokies offense in September. Heading into October, Phillips was in the top 5 across the country in catches, receiving yards and touchdowns.

Even after leaving the Boston College game with only 1 catch, Phillips remains in the top 20 in catches and receiving yards. He has 42 catches, 608 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns.

Fortunately, in his absence, freshman wideout Sean Savoy stepped up as a secondary option in the passing game, but Virginia Tech needs a healthy Phillips down the home stretch in order to win the Coastal Division.