ATHENS — Georgia receiver Terry Godwin is not dressed and will not play against Austin Peay on account of a calf injury that sidelined the senior.
The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs are a seven-touchdown favorite over FCS Austin Peay in both team’s season-opening game at Sanford Stadium.
Godwin was sidelined at the start of fall camp by a left knee injury that coach Kirby Smart described at the time as “a minor deal.”
DawgNation reported earlier this week that Godwin as doubtful after Smart revealed there had been complications after the knee injury.
“We think he’s close, [but] he’s come back twice and it’s just bothering him,” Smart said. “It’s not really his [knee] injury as much as it is the ret of his body around it.
“He’s dealing with a calf strain right now. It’s not his knee. Every time he comes back, he’s just struggling with other things.”
Godwin is the Bulldogs’ leading returning receiver, having made 38 catches for 639 yards and 6 touchdowns last season, and he provides a leadership element Smart covets.
Georgia receivers Kearis Jackson (hamstring) and Jayson Stanley (quad) had missed practiced time, but both practiced on Wednesday and are dressed for the Austin Peay game.
Georgia will also be without defensive backs Tyrique McGee and Divaad Wilson on Saturday, as expected.
McGhee suffered a broken bone in his foot in the team’s first scrimmage, on Aug. 11.
Bulldogs’ tailback Zamir White came into the stadium on crutches after suffering a season-ending torn ACL in his knee in the second scrimmage, on Aug. 11.
Senior tight end Jackson Harris was wearing a protective walking boot and also will not play in the opening game.