Georgia practice notes: Freshman TE Charlie Woerner battling leg injury

Charlie Woerner during a previous practice.

ATHENS –- There’s at least one injury that apparently came out of Georgia’s first preseason scrimmage.

Freshman tight end Charlie Woerner has a right leg injury. Woerner was wearing a large brace on his leg while riding an exercise bike at Monday’s practice.

There was no immediate word on the nature of Woerner’s injury. While it’s obviously bad news for the freshman if he’s out long-term, Georgia is in good shape at tight end. Junior Jeb Blazevich is the returning starter, sophomore Jackson Harris played last year, and freshman Isaac Nauta is one of the nation’s top prospects in the Class of 2016. The Bulldogs also have junior Jordan Davis. 

A few other notes from practice:

  • Senior gradate transfer Tyler Catalina was taking some reps at first-team left tackle during the media viewing period.
  • Junior tailback Sony Michel was again practicing during early individual drills. He was wearing black wrapping on his left forearm, which he broke in early July. Michel did not participate in Saturday’s scrimmage.
  • Senior safety Quincy Mauger was practicing and did not have any obvious limitations, despite being seen in a walking boot in a picture tweeted out on Sunday.
  • Junior nose tackle John Atkins (hyperextended knee) is still not practicing. He’s in his second week being out.
  • Two players who have been participating while in black non-contact jerseys continued to do so: Sophomore inside linebacker Juwan Taylor and sophomore cornerback Juwuan Briscoe.

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