Georgia football has gotten bitten by the injury bug, and the Dawgs are likely happy that next week they have the week off. The Dawgs still have a lot of key guys out and ones that are banged up but still able to play.
Head coach Kirby Smart updated the media on some of the injuries, but it seems like Georgia needs to get through this week so the Dawgs can rest. They need the bye week to heal and get back to full strength.
This week Georgia will look to implement some more young guys into the lineup and ask them to step up in key positions. The Dawgs have plenty of talent, but they need to keep that depth at a certain level so they can continue to dominate opponents.
Georgia football injury report for Week 6 against the Missouri Tigers
RB Andrew Paul (Out)
DL Jalen Carter (OUT)
LB C.J. Washington (Unknown)
DB Nyland Green (Questionable)
WR AD Mitchell (Questionable)
RB Kendall Milton (Probable)
LB Trezmen Marshall (Questionable)
LB Smael Mondon (Questionable)
OL Earnest Greene (Probable)
QB Stetson Bennett (Likely)
WR Arian Smith (Likely)
This list gets longer the deeper we get into the season, but hopefully, some of these guys will be back in time for Florida. For Vanderbilt, though, the Dawgs could see Smael Mondon and Trezmen Marshall back, but it’s still up in the air.
AD Mitchell could come back, but it isn’t very likely. It would be better for Georgia to get him healthy and use him after the bye week, but we shall see what gameplan Vanderbilt presents. The Dawgs should be able to beat Vandy without some of these guys, but the Commodores are scrappy this season.
Kendall Milton hurt his groin last week against Auburn, and he could be back this week, but it may be safer to rest it. If he does miss time this week, it’ll give Daijun Edwards and Branson Robinson a chance to earn more playing time and another opportunity to impress.
Starting quarterback Stetson Bennett was working with a banged-up shoulder, and hopefully, he will be back to normal. Georgia needs him to have a strong week against Vanderbilt to build up that confidence ahead of Florida and the remainder of the SEC schedule.
After this week, Georgia has a tough slate ahead, so getting as many guys healthy to help the team is crucial.
Back-to-back home games are good for morale, especially since it’s afternoon. It would be glorious if the Dawgs could avoid noon games for the rest of the season. Folks can enjoy the cool fall air and appreciate their team, as Georgia should be 7-0 heading into the bye week.