The Georgia Bulldogs suffered an unreal myriad of injuries last season, and all seeming to come at the most inopportune times. If there was a key player, particularly on offense, it seems they were out for a lengthy stretch, if not the season.
Here’s an update on where some injured players stand in their rehab and recovery, and when (if known) they will be back to action for the Dawgs.
Todd Gurley – RB (ankle/thigh): Gurley is pretty much going full tilt, although coaches say he’s still not 100 percent. Then again, 80 percent of Todd Gurley is still twice as good as pretty much every other tailback in the nation. He’s still being watched closely, and head coach Mark Richt has said he doesn’t plan to overwork Gurley this season.
Keith Marshall – RB (knee): Marshall is well on his way to being back from the torn ACL that sidelined him for the season against Tennessee last year. He’s wearing green non-contact jerseys when practicing, but he’s been able to run and cut and participate in drills. There’s still a slight chance that Marshall could get a medical redshirt (although he says no) this season with all the depth projected at tailback for Georgia.
Malcolm Mitchell – WR (knee): Mitchell is reportedly looking strong, and should be a go for the opener. A slight setback during spring practices was a concern, but it looks as though he’ll be fine when fall rolls around.
Justin Scott-Wesley – WR (knee): One of the Bulldogs biggest deep threats, Scott-Wesley is cleared to workout without limitations this summer, and should be full speed when fall practices begin. There is still a suspension looming for his marijuana arrest however.
Michael Bennett – WR (knee): Bennett missed several games last season, and has been befuddled with injuries his entire career it seems. Right now, he looks completely healthy and ready to contribute.
Reggie Wilkerson – DB (knee): Wilkerson worked in a limited capacity this spring, but should be without limitations for summer workouts. He played in the spring game and looked strong. Although he hasn’t played a snap of college ball, he could be a factor in the Bulldogs’ secondary.
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