Tech LB Jackson hopes to play in opener

Injured right foot healing slowly, still feeling some discomfort

Georgia Tech linebacker Kyle Jackson says his injured right foot is slowly healing, but he hopes to play in the Jackets' season opener against Jacksonville State.

Jackson said the injury occurred the week before the T-Day game in the spring. His foot was caught under T.J. Barnes and Omoregie Uzzi and when he tried to yank it out, he said he felt pain.

The injury was diagnosed by a specialist in Charlotte as happening to the Lisfranc joint, which is in the top of the foot.