On the injury report released Thursday, Georgia Tech nose tackle Shawn Green was declared out for Saturday’s game against Clemson. Green, who has started all 10 games for the Yellow Jackets this season, suffered a knee injury in the Yellow Jackets’ win over N.C. State last Saturday.
Coaches and training staff had been hopeful that Green could rehabilitate his injury to the point where he could play against Clemson. Instead, he’ll have an extra week to heal for the final game of the regular season, against Georgia Nov. 29.
Tech defensive coordinator Ted Roof will have to juggle the lineup without Green. Patrick Gamble, who had been a defensive tackle before moving out to defensive end for the Virginia game, could move back to tackle. A three-man front is another possibility. More playing time for backups such as Francis Kallon, Roderick Rook-Chungong and Tyler Stargel is likely.
“There’s a bunch of rotations, a bunch of ways we can play with those guys up there,” coach Paul Johnson said Wednesday. “We played a bunch of them last week, probably do the same this week.”
On the same report, B-back Zach Laskey (shoulder) and A-back Charles Perkins (knee) were listed on the report as probable. Both have missed games with injuries, but Johnson said both were cleared to go at the start of the week.