Virginia Tech senior cornerback Kyle Fuller underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a core muscle injury, the school announced on Thursday.
Fuller is expected to make a full recovery, but the possibility of Fuller being out from four to six weeks could force him to miss a Virginia Tech bowl game, ending his career with the Hokies.
Fuller strained his groin during the team's first bye week in mid-October, but played in every game up until the Hokies' loss to Maryland last Saturday.
Fuller, who is tied for second in the ACC in passes defended per game with 1.3, has 24 tackles this season — including two for a loss, 10 passes broken up, a blocked kick and a forced fumble.
Virginia Tech has a bye this week before ending its season with a game at Virginia on Nov. 30.