October 12, 2010 in Sports

Tough Hokie postpones surgery to keep playing

 

Virginia Tech left guard Greg Nosal has earned tough-guy points, postponing the reattachment of a torn-off tip of his left pinkie to keep playing. The school says Nosal (No. 75 in photo) lost the finger tip when it got caught between two helmets in the first half Saturday against Central Michigan. After a brief search, team doctors found the severed piece inside his glove and determined that it could be reattached. They gave the 6-foot-6, 293-pound redshirt junior the option to do it right then or have the tip put on ice. He chose going back in the game, received some pain medication and returned. The tip was reattached in the fourth quarter, after the pain medication had started to wear off and when the Hokies were substituting liberally in a 45-21 victory.

– Associated Press


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