N.C. State's injury report for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech offers hope for a return of a key player on defense and adds another blow to an already depleted starting lineup.
Senior defensive tackle J.R. Sweezy, who has been limited in practice this week, is listed as questionable. Sweezy, a senior captain, has missed the first four games with a foot injury. With four other defensive linemen listed as out, State would get a boost if Sweezy, who had six sacks last year, plays.
Leading rusher Curtis Underwood won't play against the Yellow Jackets. Underwood, who has 219 yards in four games, is out with a knee injury. That leaves N.C. State's offense without Underwood or Mustafa Greene, last year's leading rusher who will miss his fifth straight game with a foot injury.
Also out for the Wolfpack, defensive tackle A.J. Ferguson (knee), defensive end Jeff Rieskamp (shoulder), defensive tackle Brian Slay (ankle) and defensive tackle Thomas Teal (foot).
Ferguson and Slay were injured in last Thursday's loss at Cincinnati. Rieskamp, one of the starting ends, will be out for the fourth straight game.
Starting outside linebacker Terrell Manning (knee) will miss his second straight game and reserve receiver Quintin Payton is out with an ankle injury.
Guard Andrew Wallace, who has missed the first four games recovering from offseason knee surgery, is also out.
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