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Orwin Smith Injury: Yellow Jackets Running Back Fine

Georgia Tech fans are probably wondering about Orwin Smith's status after leaving Monday night's game against Virginia Tech with a shoulder injury. Fortunately for the Jackets, it doesn't appear to be all that serious.

Smith wasn't particularly effective in the running game leading up to his injury, but no doubt Tech is going to rely on him for much of the year. Here's Ken Sugiura of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Smith in his game notes:

A-back Orwin Smith hurt his shoulder in the third quarter and did not return. He said following the game that "it doesn't feel too bad. We'll take this week lightly and I should be out there Saturday."

Smith finished with four rushes for three yards, his career-low yardage total for a game in which he had more than one carry. He was far more effective catching the ball, contributing 52 yards on four receptions.

Aside from not having Smith at his best on Monday night, in the end, it was still Tech's defense that came up empty at the end of the game, despite playing well in stretches.

For more in-depth coverage on the upcoming game, visit Georgia Tech blog From The Rumble Seat as well as Virginia Tech blog Gobbler Country. For more news and notes from around NCAA football, head over to SB Nation's college football hub.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.