Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall (right) fakes a handoff to running back KirVonte Benson (30) against Miami, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Photo: Wilfredo Lee/AP
Photo: Wilfredo Lee/AP

Paul Johnson’s injury update is inconclusive

Georgia Tech has injured players, including B-back KirVonte Benson and linebacker Brant Mitchell. Coach Paul Johnson declined to offer much more information than that.

“I wouldn’t be able to tell you (Monday) if I wanted to,” Johnson said Monday following the team’s first practice in preparation for Wake Forest this Saturday. “We don’t know whether they’ll play or not (as of Monday).”

A more definitive update will be provided on Thursday with the release of the team’s injury report.

Benson, Mitchell and kicker Shawn Davis all left Saturday’s game against Miami with injuries. Benson suffered a leg injury and Mitchell appeared to injure his midsection in the 25-24 loss to the Hurricanes. Davis suffered a lower-body injury trying to make a tackle on a kickoff return.

All three have been integral thus far. Benson has averaged 103.2 rushing yards per game with four rushing touchdowns. Entering the Miami game, Mitchell’s 19 tackles led the team. Davis has been the team’s starting kicker and has scored 25 points.

Benson was replaced by Quaide Weimerskirch, who ran six times for 17 yards. Mitchell’s sub was freshman Bruce Jordan-Swilling, who shared the team high for tackles with seven, including one for loss. Brenton King replaced Davis and made one field goal from 31 yards and kicked his sole kickoff to the Miami goal line.

“We made some mistakes, but when you get some guys who haven’t played as much, that’s what’s going to happen,” Johnson said.

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