Georgia Tech quarterback Joshua Nesbitt said he still hopes to return for the Yellow Jackets’ bowl game. He sustained a broken arm three weeks ago in the 28-21 loss at Virginia Tech. He received a new cast on his right arm on Monday. He said the cast is scheduled to be taken off next week.
“It’s getting better,” the senior said.
He said he hasn’t been able to do much physically because the stitches were removed from the surgery just last week. He said he hopes to begin working out next week and perhaps return for the postseason. A decision hasn’t been made on whether he will be able to play.
The ACC’s earliest bowl tie-in is the Independence Bowl, played in Shreveport, La. on Dec. 27. The last is the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco on Jan. 9.
Tevin Washington will lead the Yellow Jackets (6-5) against Georgia (5-6) on Saturday in Athens. Washington is averaging 108 rushing yards and 95.5 passing yards in the past two games. Nesbitt was averaging 81.9 yards rushing and 74.9 yards passing.
Tech coach Paul Johnson said Scott Blair may handle punting duties again this week. Because of injuries to starter Sean Poole (knee) and backup Chandler Anderson (hamstring), Blair punted against Duke last week. It was the first time he handled that job since the 2008 season. His two punts averaged 46 yards. Anderson was able to participate in practice on Monday, which was held at Bobby Dodd Stadium.