Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson was coy about the injury status of starting right tackle Trey Klock, who suffered an ankle injury last Saturday against Mercer.
“I don’t know what he’s going to do,” Johnson said.
Klock’s status may not be known until Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt, as the team is not required to issue an injury report for a non-conference game.
Johnson did say that Klock practiced on Wednesday, a possible indicator of his readiness to play against Vanderbilt on Saturday. Klock’s availability could be a factor not only because he is a starter but also because Johnson did say that No. 4 tackle Jake Stickler is probably out with an undisclosed injury. Johnson said that Sticker injured himself in practice Tuesday.
In the event that Klock and Stickler couldn’t play, the Yellow Jackets would have to lean heavily on tackles Andrew Marshall and Eason Fromayan. After Klock’s injury, Marshall moved over from left tackle to right tackle and Fromayan came off the bench to play left tackle, where he had started in the season opener against Boston College. It isn’t clear who would be the next option after Stickler, possibly first-year freshman Jahaziel Lee, who has not played in the first two games of the season.