Clinton Lynch still out from practice

Georgia Tech running back Clinton Lynch (22) runs for a touchdown after a catch in the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Georgia Tech won 38-7 over the Vanderbilt Commodores. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Georgia Tech A-back Clinton Lynch did not practice again Monday, leaving his status for the season opener against Tennessee next Monday in question.

While coach Paul Johnson said last week that if Lynch didn't return to practice by the end of the week, he probably wouldn't play, Johnson was less certain Monday.

“We’ll see,” Johnson said. “Well, he can’t play until he gets back out there. I’ll make a decision when he gets back. We can’t decide when he’s not practicing.”

Lynch is recovering from an undisclosed injury that was unrelated to the platelet-rich plasma treatment that he underwent for his knees in the offseason. He has been out most of the preseason.

Johnson said that the team will probably have two more full-pads practices this week, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Lynch was a highly productive player for the Jackets last season, gaining 905 yards on only 53 touches. He scored eight touchdowns, or one per 6.6 touches.

Tech’s rotation at A-back without Lynch would likely consist of Qua Searcy, J.J. Green and Nathan Cottrell.

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