Georgia football injury news proves to be moving in a positive direction

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01: George Pickens #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts at the conclusion of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 1, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01: George Pickens #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts at the conclusion of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 1, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /
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Georgia football still has a list as long as Santa Claus’ nice list, yet the Dawgs are 9-0 overall, looking to go 10-0 for the first time since 1982 this week against Tennessee.

Regardless of the number of players on this list, the Dawgs keep finding players to step up and make plays.

While this list remains long, good news surfaced this week about a long-time member of this injury report.

George Pickens has been moving along with his rehabilitation process after he tore his ACL this past spring. Reports show that he has been practicing some with Georgia, and head coach Kirby Smart updated his status during one of this week’s press conferences.

He also updated Jamaree Salyer’s injury and a few other players who are on the list.

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 (Probable)

OL Jamaree Salyer (Doubtful)

WR Dominick Blaylock (Probable)

Finally, this list is starting to decrease instead of increase as just three regular-season games remain.

There are four guys on this list that could return, which would provide the Dawgs with more than enough playmakers.

Thankfully the defense is healthy, outside losing Jalen Kimber and Tykee Smith.

Milton is still recovering from an MCL knee injury, while Dominick Blaylock is still trying to get back from his knee and now hamstring injury. He is working with the scout team but still isn’t ready to get back into the game plan.

Robinson is another guy who could return, but it’ll depend on how confident he is in himself.

Salyer injured his ankle last week, and Smart said it was an injury that didn’t require surgery, but the initial reports suggested he would be out a few weeks. However, Salyer has been putting pressure on it this week so that he could be back sooner than later — maybe as soon as this week.

Pickens is another name that could eventually return this season. While that is still up in the air, he has been running at practice and doing some pregame warmups, and he just hasn’t suited up for the Dawgs.

His process will be up in the air for a while because ACL injuries take a long time to heal and for the athlete to trust it again.

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Georgia is slowly but surely making their injury list smaller, but these things take time. Thankfully no one else has been added to it as the Dawgs prep for Knoxville and a confident Tennessee team.