Georgia Tech quarterback Joshua Nesbitt will likely not play in the Independence Bowl, coach Paul Johnson said on Thursday.
He said Nesbitt saw a doctor earlier in the day.
“[That's] Probably not going to happen,” he said. “That’d be a real reach, I think.”
Nesbitt broke his right arm in the loss at Virginia Tech on Nov. 4. A senior, Nesbitt has repeatedly said that he hoped to return in time to play in what would be his last game, though he sounded pessimistic about his chances after practice on Tuesday.
Even if he doesn’t play against Air Force on Dec. 27 in Shreveport, La., Nesbitt would leave as the ACC’s all-time leader in two rushing categories for quarterbacks: yards (2,806) and touchdowns (35). He’s seventh on Tech’s all-time career rushing yards list. He is responsible for 55 touchdowns, fourth-most in Tech history.
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