Georgia Tech’s D.J. White expecting to play vs. Virginia

October 17, 2015 Atlanta - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive back D.J. White (28) celebrates in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, October 17, 2015. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COMt34

Georgia Tech D.J. White expects to play Saturday against Virginia after missing the Florida State game with a sprained ankle. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

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.


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