Foot in­jury side­lines Mar­shall for sea­son

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - - FANS EXTRA - — KEN SUGIURA

Tech’s in­jury re­port for Satur­day’s game at No. 11 Mi­ami re­vealed a dev­as­tat­ing out­come for of­fen­sive tackle Andrew Mar­shall. Af­ter ap­pear­ing close to re­turn­ing to play fol­low­ing a pre­sea­son lower-leg in­jury, Mar­shall is out for the sea­son with a foot in­jury. The team re­leased the re­port Thurs­day.

It’s a tough break for Mar­shall, who was ex­pected to start at right tackle for the Jack­ets in his se­nior sea­son. Mar­shall is el­i­gi­ble to re­turn in 2018 as a fifth-year se­nior. He has played in 33 games and started nine.

Three other play­ers are out for the Mi­ami game — of­fen­sive line­men Brad and Scott Mor­gan (both up­per body) and line­backer David Curry (lower body). Mar­shall and Scott Mor­gan were the backup cen­ters be­hind starter Kenny Cooper. It’s un­clear who would go in for Cooper in the event of an in­jury; the depth chart lists Mor­gan as the No. 2 cen­ter.

The re­port does not in­clude of­fen­sive tackle Ja­haziel Lee, who missed the North Carolina game with a lower-body in­jury, or right guard Shamire Devine, who left the UNC game with an up­per-body in­jury. Tech can ro­tate three play­ers at tackle ( Jake Stick­ler, Will Bryan and Lee) and two at right guard (Bryan and Devine).

Mi­ami is­sued a hefty in­jury re­port. Star run­ning back Mark Wal­ton was de­clared out for the sea­son af­ter an an­kle in­jury against Florida State last week, and three more starters are out: right guard Navaughn Don­ald­son, corner­back Dee Delaney and safety Sheldrick Red­wine. Wide re­ceiver Ah­monn Richards is ques­tion­able.

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