Virginia Tech loses Bruce Taylor for year

Updated: October 24, 2011, 3:18 PM ET
Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The setbacks just keep on coming for Virginia Tech's defense.

The latest is perhaps the one the Hokies (No. 12 BCS, No. 15 AP) can least afford: leading tackler Bruce Taylor needs foot surgery and will miss the rest of the season after getting hurt against Boston College.

Trainer Mike Goforth said Monday that Taylor suffered a Lisfranc sprain of his right foot and will have surgery next week.

Taylor, a junior, will have to keep weight off the foot for ...

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