UVa’s Cole Blackman has successful surgery on broken leg

(Courtesy: Cole Blackman, @ColeWorld_14 on Twitter)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia Cavaliers sophomore receiver Cole Blackman tweeted Saturday evening he is on his way to recovery from leg surgery.

Blackman, a former Atlee high school standout in football and baseball, went up for a pass during the Cavaliers’ scrimmage Saturday. When he landed, his left foot snapped. He had a broken tibia and fibula.

Cole will miss the 2017 season, but tells 8News he’s thankful for all the support he’s getting from friends and family in Charlottesville and at home in the greater Richmond area.