Injuries may bench two Georgia Tech starters

Georgia Tech will have one starter and possibly two out of the lineup for the Yellow Jackets’ ACC game against Miami on Saturday. Coach Paul Johnson provided that information at his post-practice news conference Wednesday, but declined to identify the players.

ACC policy is for the team to release an injury report following Thursday’s practice.

Guard Shamire Devine, cornerback Step Durham and offensive tackle Trey Klock would seem likely candidates. Devine and Durham started against Clemson last Thursday but left the game with injuries, both apparently to their ankles. Klock started the first two games but not the past two due to his own ankle injury. Most likely, Devine would be replaced by Parker Braun and Durham by Lamont Simmons. Andrew Marshall has started in Klock’s place at right tackle the past two games.

In his time against Clemson, Simmons was one of the better defenders for the Jackets, making four tackles and breaking up a deep pass from quarterback Deshaun Watson in the second quarter. He also forced a fumble on a Clemson punt return.

“He did some things,” Johnson said of Simmons. “He’ll probably play a lot more Saturday.”

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