Lane Kiffin updates health status of Ole Miss football quarterback Luke Altmyer

Nick Suss
Mississippi Clarion Ledger

OXFORD − Ole Miss football coach Lane Kiffin said sophomore quarterback Luke Altmyer was back out at practice on Monday and is expected to play when the Rebels again.

Kiffin said he hasn't made a decision about which quarterback the No. 17 Rebels (2-0) will start against Georgia Tech (1-1) on Saturday (2:30 p.m, ABC) in Atlanta after using two different starting quarterbacks in the first two weeks of the season.

Altmyer was injured in the second quarter of the Rebels' 59-3 win over Central Arkansas last week. He played through his "upper body injury" for a couple possessions before his day ended with an interception. Kiffin said he asked Altmyer at halftime if he thinks he'd be able to gut through the pain in the second half and Altmyer wasn't able to.

TEMPO TALKIs Ole Miss football's QB battle slowing down the Rebels' lightning-quick tempo offense?

WHO GETS THE NOD?Ole Miss football scored 59 points, but that wasn't enough to settle QB battle

Altmyer was 6-for-13 passing with 90 yards, two touchdowns and an interception before leaving with his injury. He started the Central Arkansas game after playing the fourth quarter in relief of Jaxson Dart in the opener against Troy. Altmyer played in five games as a true freshman in 2021, including an extended appearance after Matt Corral injured his ankle against Baylor in the Sugar Bowl.

Contact Nick Suss at nsuss@gannett.com. Follow Nick on Twitter @nicksuss.