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Doctor Robert: Pitt vs. Virginia Injury Report

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Looking in from the outside, we can never be too sure of what injuries are lurking around the team. But I do think it's safe to say the team is getting healthier than what we saw early on.

No new major injuries were mentioned by head coach Pat Narduzzi in the transcript of his press conference this week. The big ones we've been tracking for a while seem to have faded away.

Backup running back Chris James is back on the field as is safety Reggie Mitchell. In Mitchell's case, it's worth noting that he now sits third on the depth chart behind starter Terrish Webb and Pat Amara. Mitchell was the team's starter until his injury, so slotting him third could just be until he gets healthier. But as mentioned before, Webb is playing so well that it's going to be difficult to unseat him as the starter.

The big unknown right now is probably running back Darrin Hall. It was announced late last week that Hall wouldn't be playing against Virginia Tech after sustaining a leg injury and it's unknown if he'll be back this weekend or not. He's listed on this week's depth chart, which is a good sign, but we don't know much more than that right now.

Pitt didn't need Hall last week as Qadree Ollison took the bulk of the carries with James getting five as well. Hopefully, though, he can get on the field soon since the running game hasn't always been effective this year and having as many options as possible is helpful.

Guys are often not 100% but Pitt looks relatively healthy heading into this weekend's game against the Cavaliers.

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