September 30, 2009
Virginia quarterback Vic Hall continues to nurse a hip injury that he suffered in the Cavaliers' opening game against William and Mary. With the exception of one special teams play against TCU, Hall has been sidelined since then, but Al Groh told CBS19's Marc Davis that Hall has begun practicing with the team again.
Groh said on Monday during his weekly press conference that Hall did not need surgery on his hip at the present time. Wednesday the head coach said that the senior quarterback had been back on the practice field during the weekend.
"His progress has been decent," Groh said of Hall. "He took part in a limited basis on Sunday and [Tuesday]. He made great progress from Friday, when he did not participate, to Sunday. A little bit more [Tuesday] with the day off Monday again."
The first step was getting Hall back out on the practice field. The next question is when he'll be ready to suit up and hit the field for game action. Hall was seen warming up in pads prior to Virginia's match up at Southern Mississippi, but Groh is being cautious with his senior quarterback and says that he has no intentions of rushing his return.
"For a long time, nothing happened. There really wasn't any progress. Now it's been pretty incremental," the head coach said. "Mother Nature's got control of this one."
To hear more of Groh's comments on Hall and the Cavaliers' upcoming game with North Carolina, check out Groh's Gameplan on newsplex.com.