Georgia Tech QB Matthew Jordan out for rest of spring with foot injury

Matthew Jordan (11) is out for the rest of spring with a foot injury. (AP)
Matthew Jordan (11) is out for the rest of spring with a foot injury. (AP)

Georgia Tech will be without quarterback Matthew Jordan for the remainder of spring ball because of a non-contact foot injury suffered during Saturday’s scrimmage.

Jordan was the presumed frontrunner to succeed three-year starter Justin Thomas at quarterback, as the junior played in 14 games the past two seasons.

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“It’s unfortunate that Matthew will miss the rest of the spring but we’re looking forward to getting him back and competing for the starting position as soon as possible,” coach Paul Johnson said in a release.

Jordan rushed for 243 yards and six touchdowns last season, the highlight coming when he started in a 30-20 win Nov. 12 at eventual ACC Coastal champion Virginia Tech.

The Yellow Jackets have six more spring practices, concluding with their spring game Friday, April 21. Junior TaQuan Marshall and redshirt freshmen Lucas Johnson and Jay Jones will split reps in Jordan’s absence.

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