WINSTON-SALEM — Wake Forest sophomore running back Josh Adams will be available to play against Virginia on Saturday after missing his first game of the season against Duke last week.
Adams, the former Cary High star, sprained his left ankle in a game against Miami on Oct. 25.
Wake coach Jim Grobe said Adams could have played against Duke if needed, but was held out because he had not completely recovered and had not practiced during the week.
The Demon Deacons (5-3 overall, 3-2 ACC) have been hit hard by injuries over the past few weeks, losing center Trey Bailey (broken ankle) at Maryland. He is out for the season.
Wake senior kicker Sam Swank sprained his right quadriceps on Oct. 6 and has yet to return. He'll likely be listed as questionable for Saturday's home game against Virginia.
Wake coaches are hoping he can heal and overcome the soreness that has kept him on the sideline.
"I don't think he felt much better [Monday] than he did a week or two ago," Grobe said.
Grobe said kicking at half strength is not an option for the school's all-time scoring leader.
"When you kick a football, you've really got to pull the trigger and go full speed," he said. "So there is really not a halfway back for a kicker."
Below listen to Grobe talk about Swank's progress.