Johnson hopeful that Gray, Mitchell are back this week

8:37 p.m Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 Atlanta United FC
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 22: Ray-Ray McCloud #34 of the Clemson Tigers pulls in this reception against A.J. Gray #15 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium on September 22, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said on Monday that it would be known on Thursday if injured linebacker Brant Mitchell and safety A.J. Gray would be available to play in Saturday’s game against Virginia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Gray, a junior, missed last week’s loss at Virginia with a lower body injury. He is fourth on the team in tackles (35).

Mitchell, a junior, is ninth in tackles (23). Bruce Jordan-Swilling, playing at middle linebacker in place of Mitchell, tied for the team lead in tackles (11), forced a fumble and returned an interception for a touchdown at Virginia.