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.
Fuente says a lot of offensive guys are "day-to-day" right now. WR Cam Phillips (foot) in that group. Phil Patterson also practicing #Hokies
— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) October 16, 2017
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.
Fuente says there are still several players who are "day-to-day" right now, but says that nobody is seriously injured. #Hokies
— Ricky LaBlue (@RickyLaBlue) October 16, 2017
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.