Georiga football is a team that normally has to fight through adversities and injuries, but for this Week 1, the Dawgs are relatively healthy. Some guys have injuries and are banged up, but for the most part, Georgia has all the guys it needs to come out on top in Atlanta.
Among those who do have an injury that they are dealing with, most of them are probable for this week’s matchup against the Ducks. Only two of them are out, and those two everyone really knows about those because their injuries happened earlier in Fall Camp.
Georgia is lucky to have a team that is relatively healthy and that the injury bug hasn’t taken a bite out of the Dawgs. It is early, and we don’t want to jinx anything, but this small list should give Georgia fans a sigh of relief because it looks a lot better than it did this time last year against the Clemson Tigers.
The Dawgs will have an offense full of weapons so getting into the endzone should happen. As for the defense, it’ll be interesting to see how they do because they are so young and inexperienced, but they do not lack talent.
Georgia football injury report for Week 1 against the Oregon Ducks
WR Arian Smith (Out)
RB Andrew Paul (Out)
WR De’Nylon Morrissette (Doubtful)
OL Earnest Greene (Probable)
OL Tate Ratledge (Probable)
CB Tykee Smith (Probable)
WR Kearis Jackson (Likely)
LB Trezmen Marshall (Likely)
RB Kendall Milton (Likely)
This list is far from the long one that Georgia fans grew to accept last season, and that is a good thing. The Dawgs are finding ways to stay healthier without sacrificing the physicality of the practices.
Smith has an ankle injury that he needed surgery on, so he will be out for at least a few more weeks. Paul suffered a torn ACL, so he is out for the season.
Greene has a hamstring situation that he has been mending throughout camp, so it’s something that could keep him out, but at the same time he could play. Tykee Smith’s knee is still something he is working through, but he will likely play because the secondary needs his experience.
Ratledge got hurt last year around this time, so hopefully a year of rehabbing and getting better has gotten him ready for this moment. We expect him to play, but like to say probably in case Georgia needs to let him rest.
As for the rest of the guys, Marshall had some kind of a calf situation, but he should play without limitations. Milton’s hamstring seems to be a lot better, which means the Dawgs can use him in the backfield to be explosive. Jackson has a little bit of an ankle situation, but Georgia will likely use him on Saturday.
There are a lot of guys who are on this list but could be off of it by next weekend, and hopefully, Georgia will come out of this game without any additions to the injury report.
Georgia heading to Atlanta to take on the Ducks with a relatively healthy squad could mean trouble for Oregon, but only time will tell. Can the Dawgs extend their opening-day streak to seven games in a row? There is one day left, and then all the talking will be on the field.