Reports: Georgia quarterback JT Daniels might have an upper-body injury

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Georgia quarterback JT Daniels calls an audible at the line of scrimmage against Clemson during the first quarter Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, in the Duke's Mayo Classic in Charlotte, N.C. (Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com)

ATHENS — Georgia quarterback JT Daniels might be dealing with an upper-body injury, though he has practiced this week and didn’t show any overt signs of being injured, per a source attending the team practice.

The 247Sports outlet reported that Daniels is questionable for the next game, but a source close to the situation said if there is an issue, “it’s not very serious.”

UGA coach Kirby Smart has not commented on Daniels having any sort of injury or limitation in the four media appearances he has made since the win over Clemson.

The No. 2-ranked Bulldogs (1-0) play host to UAB (1-0) at 3:30 p.m. (TV: ESPN2) on Saturday.

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Georgia has closed football practices with media banned from any observation.

Daniels was 22-of-30 passing for 135 yards an interception in Georgia’s 10-3 win over Clemson last Saturday and was sacked once.

Daniels didn’t show any signs of being injured and appeared and sounded normal in the post-game press conference.

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The Bulldogs don’t hit their quarterbacks in practice, but it’s possible Daniels suffered a bruise or strain in the game with the Tigers.

Backup quarterback Carson Beck took reps with the first team on Tuesday, per the source, but Daniels also had limited work.

It’s normal for many of the UGA players to deal with ailments and have treatment throughout game week and take limited reps during a week of practice leading up to a game.

Smart won’t be available to the media again until after the Saturday game with UAB.

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