Georgia Tech guard Jose Alvarado reacts to scoring against Virginia Tech during the first half at McCamish Pavilion on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Credit: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Jose Alvarado, Abdoulaye Gueye cleared to play, Brandon Alston returns

Georgia Tech guard Jose Alvarado and forward Abdoulaye Gueye have been cleared to play in Tuesday night’s home game against Notre Dame. Also, guard Brandon Alston has returned to the team after missing the past two games for personal reasons and will be available to play. It was previously reported that his absence from the team would extend.

Alvarado injured his groin in the Yellow Jackets’ loss at Clemson on Wednesday and sat out of the Yellow Jackets’ home loss to Louisville on Saturday. Gueye had missed the past two games – the Clemson and Louisville games – because of what coach Josh Pastner called an unspecified medical condition. Gueye had been restricted from physical activity by team doctors following tests that had been performed on him as a result of muscle cramps that he suffered in the two previous games. Pastner said Monday morning that he was awaiting to hear more regarding Gueye’s condition either later Monday or Tuesday morning. He said Monday morning in a text message that they would be evaluated for their ability to play at the team’s Tuesday shootaround.

Without Gueye, Alvarado and Alston, Tech lost 79-51 to Louisville, which was the largest margin of defeat in a home loss in Pastner’s three-year tenure.

Gueye and Alvarado practiced on a limited basis on Monday, but Alston did not practice.

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