After sitting out for the first time since his freshman season, Georgia Tech senior cornerback D.J. White expects to play Saturday against Virginia.
“I’m looking forward to it, first of all, getting back on the field personally,” White said after Tuesday’s practice.
White said he suffered a sprained ankle in practice last Wednesday. The injury kept him out of Tech’s 22-16 upset win over Florida State. White had played in 44 consecutive games, starting 30 of them. He was among a number of players who either sat out Saturday’s game or left it with injury. Cornerback Step Durham, who started in White’s place, did not finish the game with an undisclosed injury, leading to Lance Austin’s presence on the field for the game-winning 78-yard touchdown return of a blocked field goal.
“It hurt a lot for me (to miss the game), but I knew I couldn’t go out there and hurt my team if I knew I couldn’t go out there and play like I needed to play,” White said.