Georgia football practice observations: CB Tyson Campbell misses start of practice
ATHENS — Georgia cornerback Tyson Campbell continues to be plagued by a foot injury that kept him from practicing during the media viewing portion of the Bulldogs’ Monday workout.
Smart said earlier in the day that Campbell, who started the first two games, “will be trying to go today.”
Campbell suffered a foot injury in the first half of Georgia’s 55-0 win over Arkansas State on Sept. 14 and has not played or practiced at full speed since. The injury was serious enough that Campbell was not on the 70-man travel squad for the Bulldogs’ 43-14 win at Tennessee.
“We’re hoping to get him back, but we don’t know,” Smart said. “I’ll know more by the end of the week.”
Junior cornerback DJ Daniel has taken over Campbell’s spot, with Eric Stokes starting at the other cornerback position.
The Bulldogs defensive backs were working on press coverage and stripping the ball on Monday.
Offensive guard Solomon Kindley traveled to Tennessee but did not play. Smart said Kindley could have played if needed.
Kindley was still working behind Justin Shaffer at left guard in the early portion of Monday’s practice, but he looked more nimble moving around than last week.
“Solomon should be good, he’s cleared to go today,” Smart said at his Monday press conference. “We thought, if he had to go in the game, he would have been able to go. So we have him practicing today.”
Smart said Monday that Jordan Davis would be back at practice this week, but he was not viewed during the media portion.
“We think Jordan is going to be fine, he’s not going to be out there today early on,” Smart said. “He’s going to be rehabbing when you guys are out there, but he’s going to be fine to go. We expect him to be able to play.”
Quarterback D’Wan Mathis (head) is practicing but has not yet been cleared for contact.
Receiver Tommy Bush (groin) has not been out at practice.
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