Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
From Georgia Tech's sports information office:
Paul Johnson said after practice today that true freshman defensive tackle J.C. Lanier will likely have surgery on his injured shoulder and will sit out the 2009 season. Lanier was expected to redshirt the 2009 season.
"We'll probably go ahead and get the shoulder fixed so that he can compete in the spring," Johnson said.
Johnson also indicated that redshirt freshman wide receiver Quentin Sims has taken some snaps at quarterback recently. Sims split time between receiver and option quarterback on the high school level. Two quarterbacks -- sophomore Jaybo Shaw (broken collarbone) and true freshman Jordan Luallen (ankle) -- are currently out with injuries. That leaves Tech with only three healthy scholarship quarterbacks -- junior Josh Nesbitt, redshirt freshman Tevin Washington and true freshman David Sims.
Nesbitt will participate in a live chat Wednesday at 10 a.m. on Ramblinwreck.com.