Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec is expected to make his return on Friday night vs. Virginia Tech.

Jurkovec has been out with a hand injury since early September. He was seen warming up in pre-game and his status has seemingly been confirmed by Virginia Tech associate AD Jason Baum:

Jurkovec was off to an excellent start to his junior season before being sidelined with the injury. In two games this season, he’s completed 19-of-28 passes for 325 yards and 3 touchdowns. He was averaging 11.6 yards per attempt.

He was also productive last season as a sophomore. He threw for 2,558 yards and 17 touchdowns compared to just 5 interceptions.

He re-joins the Eagles’ lineup at a pivotal time. Boston College needs two wins from its final four games in order to reach bowl eligibility. Jeff Hafley’s squad has lost 4 straight ACC games coming into tonight’s contest.

Boston College is trying to secure a 6-win season for the sixth consecutive year. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. ET.