Georgia Tech RB Zach Laskey to miss Pittsburgh game with injury


UPDATE: Georgia Tech has released a depth chart for Saturday’s game, and Synjyn Days is listed as the starter at B-Back.


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are reeling on the heels of an unfortunate defeat on Saturday in Chapel Hill, and things aren’t getting easier for Paul Johnson. The Jackets will be forced to play without perhaps their best interior runner this week against the Pittsburgh Panthers, as Johnson indicates that senior running back Zach Laskey will sit out the game as a result of an undisclosed injury.

Laskey was forced to exit last week’s loss early as a result of an injury, and while many have assumed that it is a shoulder ailment, there has been no official diagnosis released. For the season, the 6-foot-1 senior from Peachtree City has rushed for 595 yards on 120 attempts (5.0 yards per carry), and Laskey has crossed the goal line six total times, including a receiving touchdown in the win over Georgia Southern.

In the absence of Laskey, Georgia Tech will turn to some combination of Synjyn Days, Matt Connors and C.J. Leggett at B-Back, with the 216-pound Charles Perkins also in the mix for carries between the tackles. Either way, this is a big loss for the Tech offense, and it could place the focus back on QB Justin Thomas to carry the load in the running game.

Stay tuned throughout the week for coverage of the upcoming game against Pittsburgh.