ATHENS — Georgia football held its first practice of the week on Monday as they prepare for Notre Dame on Saturday.
The Bulldogs have a number of key players battling various injuries and it was a mixed bag in terms of who was available on Monday. Starting right tackle Isaiah Wilson did return to practice after missing the last two games with an ankle injury.
“I’ll be able to watch him a little bit today,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said on Monday of Wilson. “I think he’s come along well and we’ll find out more today.”
Wilson was wearing a brace on his right ankle during practice.
However, one Georgia starter was not seen at practice, as Tyson Campbell was not seen with the cornerbacks. Campbell started the first three games for the Bulldogs but suffered a right foot injury in the Arkansas State win.
DawgNation saw Campbell walking around the football facility Monday morning wearing a black walking boot. Smart said the hope was that the sophomore cornerback would be okay for the game against Notre Dame.
All three wide receivers that were had been injured — Kearis Jackson, Demetris Robertson and Tyler Simmons — were all spotted at practice. Jackson had a large club on his hand, which he did last week as well after suffering a broken hand in the Vanderbilt win.
Robertson was not out with the group at the start of practice but did arrive before the end of the media viewing portion. Smart said he had a lower extremity injury on Monday morning. Robertson had black kinetic tape going up and down his left leg.
Simmons had a shoulder brace on while he was going through drills.
Georgia did see two defensive linemen return to practice, as Michail Carter and Tramel Walthour were both going through drills. Neither player dressed for the 55-0 win over Arkansas State.
Georgia outside linebacker Nolan Smith was also at practice on Monday. There had been some wondering about the freshman after his snaps decreased following the first quarter of the Arkansas State game.
The Bulldogs were only in shoulder pads on Monday. Georgia will practice on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in advance for the top-10 game against the Fighting Irish.
Saturday’s game is scheduled for an 8 p.m. ET kickoff on CBS.
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