ATHENS — Georgia has avoided another potentially serious injury to a major player.
Isaiah Wynn, perhaps the team’s best offensive lineman, only has a “slight sprain” to his MCL and is likely to play this week against Louisiana-Lafayette, according to head coach Kirby Smart.
“We think he’ll be okay,” Smart said Monday. “He’s got an MCL, slight sprain. Should be able to do some things today. We think he’ll be back for this game.”
Wynn injured his knee in the second quarter of Saturday’s win against Auburn. He did not return.
A junior, Wynn has started every game over the past two seasons, all at left guard this year, and split last year between left guard and left tackle. When Wynn exited Saturday, junior Dyshon Sims entered in his place, and did well as Georgia finished off an upset win over Auburn, which has a strong defensive line.
So far the only player Georgia has lost for the season is punter Marshall Long, who dislocated his kneecap in practice last week.
Three other injury updates:
- Starting inside linebacker Natrez Patrick, who wasn’t cleared for the Auburn game because of a shoulder injury incurred the week before, isn’t certain for this Saturday’s game. Smart said they were hoping to get Patrick back this week but it was up to the medical staff.
- DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle (high ankle sprain) has missed two straight games, but Smart said they hope to get him back this week.
- Receiver Jayson Stanley “probably will not be back this week” because of a foot injury, according to Smart. Stanley has missed the past two games.