Georgia Tech A-back Broderick Snoddy may not play vs. North Carolina

Georgia Tech A-back Broderick Snoddy’s playing status for Saturday’s game against North Carolina is uncertain. The swift-footed senior has a hand injury and did not practice Wednesday.

Snoddy suffered the injury early in the loss to Duke last Saturday but remained in the game. Snoddy’s status for Saturday will be released in the Thursday injury report, coach Paul Johnson said Wednesday after practice.

Snoddy is the most experienced player at a position group that is among the youngest on the team. The school record holder in the 60-meter dash, Snoddy gives the Yellow Jackets offense a different dimension with his speed and tackle-breaking power. He has started the first four games along with Isiah Willis and has 16 carries for 175 yards (10.9 yards per carry), both most among A-backs. His 43.8 rushing yards per game is third on the team.

It is another possible hit for a position group that has been ransacked by injuries. First-year freshman Nate Cottrell suffered a season-ending knee injury in camp. After a strong start, redshirt freshman Qua Searcy was lost to a season-ending ankle injury in the Notre Dame game. Redshirt freshman Matthew Jordan was moved to A-back from quarterback in the preseason but had to return to quarterback after backup quarterback Tim Byerly suffered a season-ending knee injury. First-year freshman TaQuon Marshall has been knocked out of the past two games with injuries, but is expected to play Saturday.

If Snoddy can’t play, Clinton Lynch or Marshall would be the likely replacement in the starting lineup. Both have been part of the rotation at the position.

With depth dwindling, coach Paul Johnson will take the redshirt off Mikell Lands-Davis for Saturday’s game. Lands-Davis moved to A-back from B-back early in preseason camp.