Georgia Tech quarterback Josh Nesbitt will miss spring practice because of minor surgery on his right ankle.
Nesbitt, a junior from Greensboro, passed for 1,701 yards and rushed for 1,037 last season. He accounted for 28 touchdowns last season, 18 rushing and 10 passing in helping Tech win the ACC championship. He didn’t miss a game because of injury last season.
The Yellow Jackets’ spring practice begins March 29 and concludes April 24.
Nesbitt, who is being mentioned as a possible Heisman Trophy contender in 2010, is expected to return for fall practices in August.
Tech has four other quarterbacks on its roster, including Jaybo Shaw, Tevin Washington, David Sims and Jordan Luallen. Sims and Luallen redshirted last season.
B-back Preston Lyons (shoulder) will also miss spring practice. Offensive tackle Phil Smith (knee) is expected to return.