This evening Virginia Tech confirmed a rumor that had been circulating over the weekend.
This is just devastating news for a kid who worked "his nuts off" last fall. In my opinion he was the team's most improved player, and he finished the season in the discussion as its top defender. Exum announced on January 9th that he would return for his senior season with goals of, "working towards ACC and National titles!".
It can't be overstated that he is a great kid too. Remember, he used his Best Buy money from the Russell Athletic Bowl to purchase Christmas gifts for kids.
He also was up at 3:00 AM on a Sunday morning training for Alabama.
I'm sad for the kid, and not the impact it may or may not have on the football team. Best wishes for a safe recovery!