Injuries thinning Georgia Tech practice

August 4, 2017 Atlanta - Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson watches over the first the first day of Georgia Tech football practice at Rose Bowl Field in Georgia Tech campus on Friday, August 4, 2017. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

As happens in the preseason, injuries have depleted Georgia Tech’s depth. Among those sitting out Wednesday’s practice: A-backs Clinton Lynch and J.J. Green, offensive tackle Andrew Marshall, linebacker David Curry and quarterback Jay Jones.

With the exception of Marshall and Curry, who coach Paul Johnson said Tuesday will both miss the season opener against Tennessee on Sept. 4, none are thought to be serious. Jones, for instance, was expected back for Thursday's practice, Johnson said.

Freshman defensive lineman Cortez Alston also has been out with an injury, long enough that Johnson wrote off any chance of him playing this season. Johnson said Saturday that about 15 players were held out of that day’s scrimmage.

“It was rough (Wednesday), but it was really hot,” Johnson said. “We’ve got some guys banged and they’re having to learn to push through. Some are doing better than others.”

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