CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia senior defensive end Chris
Canty will undergo knee surgery and miss the remainder of the
"Chris is one of the guys who has built the heart of the
team," coach Al Groh said Monday. "He has a great passion for
football and his teammates. That will be missed even more than his
The 6-foot-7, 290-pound Canty was injured late in 12th-ranked
Virginia's 31-10 victory over Syracuse on Saturday. The exact
nature of the injury was not disclosed.
The three-year letterman is one of four team captains. He was a
second-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection each of the
past two years. He led ACC defensive linemen with 86 tackles in
2002 and 104 tackles in 2003.
Canty will be replaced in the starting lineup by Kwakou
Robinson, a 6-4, 327-pound junior. As a freshman, Robinson started
the first five games while Canty recovered from an injury.