Tape It Up: Georgia Tech: Tough Choice

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Georgia Tech: Tough Choice

ACC rushing leader Tashard Choice left Saturday's game against Army with a knee injury after a 7-yard run in the first quarter, and he may not be coming back for quite some time. The senior was helped off the field and went to the locker room on a stretcher, where he remained for the rest of the Yellow Jackets' 34-10 win, leaving his future rather cloudy.

Coach Chan Gailey said the medical staff reported that there is hope for Choice to be available on Nov. 1 when Georgia Tech faces off against Virginia Tech, but the team will not know for sure until more tests are taken and the results are revealed early next week.

Covering his bases, Gailey said that the injury is "not severe but it's not minor. It's somewhere between the two."

Choice entered the game averaging 120 yards on the ground per game, leading the ACC and good enough for 12th in the nation. A week ago, he set career highs after rushing for 204 yards on 37 carries against Miami, but left Saturday's game after carrying just nine times for 24 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown run.

Senior Rashaun Grant stepped in to fill Choice's shoes on Saturday, rushing for 119 yards after Choice's departure, including a 24-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Freshman Jonathan Dwyer chipped in a 4-yard TD run of his own to help pick up the slack, and backup quarterback Josh Nesbitt did his part, rushing for 78 yards in the game.

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