Injury bug continues to bite Jackets

Injuries have plagued Georgia Tech through the first half of the team’s 2015 season, and more starters went down with injuries in the team’s 43-24 loss to Clemson on Saturday.

Offensive tackle Errin Joe, safety Demond Smith and cornerback Chris Milton left the matchup against the Tigers after getting banged up. None of the three players returned, and according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the severity of each injury is still unknown.

Saturday was just the latest example of the Yellow Jackets losing key players. Wide receiver Michael Summers, A-back Broderick Snoddy and defensive linemen Pat Gamble and Rod Rook-Chungong are all starters who have missed games this season. In addition, multiple second-stringers — quarterback Tim Byerly and A-backs TaQuon Marshall and Qua Searcy — have also been sidelined for at least part of the year.

Georgia Tech, which has made 18 consecutive bowl appearances, will need to win four of its final six contests in order to reach a bowl this season. The team will face Pittsburgh, Florida State and Virginia before entering a bye week after Halloween.