ATLANTA — Georgia Tech senior offensive tackle Andrew Gardner is considering season-ending shoulder surgery, coach Paul Johnson said Monday.
A decision from Gardner could come as soon as today.
Gardner was listed as questionable last week with a sore shoulder but was able to make his 48th consecutive start in Georgia Tech’s 31-28 win over Florida State.
Gardner has started every game of his career, but that streak, and his season, could end this week. The left tackle is a two-time pick this season as Atlantic Coast Conference lineman of the week.
Georgia Tech spokesman Dean Buchan said Gardner is considering how the injury could affect his hopes for playing in the NFL.
The Yellow Jackets’ starting right tackle, David Brown, missed the Florida State game with a back injury. Meanwhile, quarterback Josh Nesbitt was held out of Monday’s light practice after suffering an ankle injury in the third quarter of the win over Florida State. Johnson said he expects Nesbitt to return to practice this week for the No. 22 Yellow Jackets’ game at No. 19 North Carolina.