Surgery expected for Snoddy

Georgia Tech A-back Broderick Snoddy was expected to undergo surgery Saturday evening to repair a gruesome leg injury suffered in the second quarter of the Yellow Jackets’ win over Clemson at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Snoddy suffered the injury when he was carrying the ball and planted with his left foot as he was tackled, causing his lower leg to apparently fracture in a grisly manner. Teammates quickly gathered to pray for Snoddy, who had his leg immobilized before being taken off the field on a cart. The entire team gathered around him before he was taken off the field. As he left the field, Snoddy raised his arms to the crowd, who responded with warm applause.

“Broderick is a great young man,” coach Paul Johnson said. “This team is really close, and they really care about him. We all do. Hopefully, he’ll be fine.”

Snoddy had increased his playing time in recent weeks and Saturday contributed a career-long 46-yard run before his injury.

“He’s probably made the most strides on this team out of anybody the whole year, especially down the stretch,” wide receiver DeAndre Smelter said.

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