Georgia football may be No.1 in the country, but the amount of injuries the Dawgs have is unsettling. They’ve been able to win without some of these playmakers, but it would be nice to have them back in time for the postseason.
However, there is good news as it seems no injuries occurred at practice or against the Gators last Saturday.
Adam Anderson did play the game with a club on his hand, and head coach Kirby Smart said in his press conference it was a finger injury and that he would be fine moving forward. Other than him wearing a club, there weren’t any other noticeable injuries.
There are other rumors that a certain playmaker could return before the end of the season, but we shall see about that. As for the others, this list could shrink drastically in the next few weeks, or if these injuries linger, it’ll remain the same.
The goal for the remainder of the season is to keep everyone as healthy as possible, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Georgia must keep the current playmakers healthy because it’s thin.
Georgia football Injury Report
WR George Pickens (Out/Questionable)
OL Tate Ratledge (Out)
CB Jalen Kimber (Out)
CB Tykee Smith (Out)
LB Rian Davis (Out)
RB Kendall Milton (Out)
WR Justin Robinson (Doubtful)
CB Ameer Speed (Probable)
WR Dominick Blaylock (Probable)
WR Arian Smith (Probable)
QB JT Daniels (Extremely Likely)
Arik Gilbert is still with the teams and enrolled in online classes, but he isn’t with the team, as we all know by now. This situation is an odd one, but remember to send him good vibes and hope for the best. Football isn’t important right now for him, and it shouldn’t be, so the young man needs to focus on himself.
As for the list of players, these are all similar to last week, and not much has changed. Thankfully, again, it cannot be stressed enough how nice it is to avoid adding another name to this list.
Georgia football players OUT for Week 10 game against Missouri
This group remains the same, but the rumor is that George Pickens could see playing time before the end of the season. Nothing is set in stone because the rumors came off people reading between the lines.
ACL injuries take a long time to heal, and when you’re a wideout, you use that area a ton.
Pickens got hurt in the spring, so the fact that rumors are even flying around speaks wonders to his rehabilitation process and Georgia’s training staff.
Kendall Milton is still nursing his MCL injury, and it remains unknown whether he will be back in time for the postseason or not. He is the one among this group, at least in my opinion, that’ll be back before anyone else.
Georgia football players DOUBTFUL/PROBABLE for Week 10 game against Missouri
The five other players on this list could all finally see playing time this week. However, it’ll depend if they are confident enough in themselves. Arian Smith has been working through his leg contusion, and it would be nice to have his speed back on the offense.
Ameer Speed could return, which would help the secondary depth, but he has an ankle injury, so it’s another one that heals at its own pace.
It’s really surprising to see Dominick Blaylock’s injury nag him as long as it has, but sometimes those things do take longer to heal. Sometimes it takes the player longer to heal mentally because even though they do things the right way, they get hurt again.
Even though Smart hinted that Georgia would use two quarterbacks last week, Stetson Bennett took all the snaps, leaving the fans to question if JT Daniels was ready or not. He likely was, but Bennett has practiced more than Daniels, so he edged him that week.
However, this week could be entirely different because it’s Missouri, and someone Daniels could get some quality reps against, so he can have game-time circumstances to test how healthy he is.
Georgia needs another week of no injuries, and hopefully, this week will result in that. The Dawgs need to be as healthy as possible moving into the final stretch of the regular season.