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Injury status remains unclear for Bryan, Marshall

October 21, 2017 Atlanta - Georgia Tech fans cheer for their team during an NCAA college football game against the Wake Forest at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Georgia Tech beat Wake Forest 38-24. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
October 21, 2017 Atlanta - Georgia Tech fans cheer for their team during an NCAA college football game against the Wake Forest at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Georgia Tech beat Wake Forest 38-24. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

The availability of Georgia Tech offensive linemen Will Bryan and Andrew Marshall for the Yellow Jackets’ Saturday matchup with No. 3 Clemson remained uncertain after the team’s Wednesday practice.

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said “we’ll know (Thursday)” about both players. Bryan missed last Saturday’s game at Pittsburgh with a lower-body injury while Marshall left the game and did not return, also with a lower-body injury. Bryan had started the first two games, first at left tackle and then right guard, giving him 25 starts for his career. Marshall had started the first three games at right tackle, increasing his career start total to 12. Both are seniors.

They were replaced by Brad Morgan and Bailey Ivemeyer. Neither has nearly the experience that Bryan and Marshall do.

Johnson said that Marshall practiced Wednesday, an indicator that he is more likely to play, but did not say whether Bryan had. Their availability may not be known until Saturday, as teams are no longer required to submit pre-game injury reports due to a change in ACC policy.

Not having either or both available for Clemson would be especially costly as the Tigers’ defensive line is considered to be the best in the country and possibly the best in college football history. Ideally, Tech would have its most experienced linemen available and healthy and have a rotation available to keep players fresh.

“You’d like to have everybody healthy all the time, but it’s football and it’s game four,” Johnson said. “Guys are going to be dinged up.”