Georgia Tech linebacker Tyson Meiguez out after knee injury

Credit: Danny Karnik

Credit: Danny Karnik

Georgia Tech linebacker Tyson Meiguez sustained a torn ACL, making it highly unlikely that he’ll be able to play next season. Meiguez was expected to play a backup role at linebacker and contribute on special teams.

Meiguez made the announcement Tuesday from his Instagram account, saying that he was informed that day that he had suffered the injury as the Yellow Jackets are in their fourth week of spring practice. Meiguez wrote that, at first, he was upset.

Then, he wrote, “I realized that God does everything for a reason and my story is already written. I’ll be back...”

A member of the 2020 signing class from Creekside High, Meiguez played in seven games last season, mostly in a special-teams role. Last week, coach Geoff Collins said that Meiguez and fellow linebacker Khatavian Franks were having “really good springs.”