Tech's Ty Outlaw likely out for the 2017-18 Season

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) It's not even the beginning of football season, and once again, the injury bug has already bitten the Virginia Tech basketball team.

Ty Outlaw has reportedly torn his ACL and is likely to miss the entirety of the upcoming season.

Outlaw tore the ligament playing in a pick-up basketball game, and already had surgery to repair his knee a couple of weeks ago.

This unfortunately is not the first time Outlaw has dealt with missing time on the court, as he missed all of the 2015-16 season with a heart condition.

Known for his three-point shot, he hit nearly 49-percent from beyond the arc last season, averaging 6.3 points and 2.8 rebounds a game. But he saw those numbers increase greatly after Chris Clarke went down with a season-ending injury of his own, and Outlaw figured to be another key piece this year.

The redshirt senior can petition the NCAA for a 6th year of eligibility for the following season, but otherwise, his time in a Hokie uniform could be done.