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Georgia receiver Lawrence Cager is now expected to play against Florida on Saturday.

Georgia football injury report for Florida game: Big boosts with perimeter player returns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Georgia receiver Lawrence Cager is expected to play against Florida and cornerback Tyson Campbell might also return for Saturday’s rivalry game at TIAA Bank Field.

If Cager and Campbell can play and be effective, it would give the Bulldogs a much-needed boost at two pivotal positions.

Georgia lost its top five pass catchers off last season’s team and had five receivers from this year’s team miss time with injuries, including the 6-foot-5, 220-pound Cager.

The graduate transfer from Miami has been out since the second half of the South Carolina game on Oct. 12 on account of rib and shoulder injuries. In the first half alone, Cager had three catches to convert on third down throws from Jake Fromm against the Gamecocks.

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“It would be huge for the offense, Lawrence is a big target to be there on the outside, he brings  a lot of juice to the offense and makes big-time plays,” Fromm said on Wednesday.

“Me and Cager have put in a lot of work together, and for him to be out there will be another guy who can go out there and make plays.”

Receiver Kearis Jackson is back after missing three games with a broken hand suffered in the season opener, but he has yet to make a catch in the three games he has played.

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Jackson was targeted once in the 21-0 win over Kentucky — Fromm threw only 12 passes — indicating the coaches feel good about his ability to catch and secure the ball.

Offensive guard Solomon Kindley is expected to make his first start since suffering an ankle injury against Notre Dame on Sept. 21. Kindley has played limited snaps in the past two games, but he said this week he expected to be close to 100 percent for Florida.

Kindley’s return to the lineup would mark the first time since the opening game that Georgia’s opening game offensive line has been intact taking the field.

Defensively, Campbell would be a critical addition with Florida boasting the deepest and most explosive receiving corps Georgia will have faced this season.

Campbell hasn’t played since the third game of the season, when he left after the first half of the 55-0 win over Arkansas State with what was classified at the time as a foot injury.

Coach Kirby Smart has since said that Campbell is dealing with a turf toe ailment.

The defensive also added another playmaker back to its front this week when freshman Travon Walker returned from a wrist injury.

Georgia football injury report

CB Tyson Campbell (foot) probable

DL Travon Walker (wrist) probable

WR Lawrence Cager (shoulder) probable

WR Tommy Bush (groin) out

OL Justin Shaffer (neck) out

QB D’Wan Mathis (head) out

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