MEMPHIS, Tenn. — While Georgia Riley Ridley was spotted on crutches at the team hotel, the team itself is not yet confirming that the freshman receiver has an injury.
A team spokesman said any injury updates would have to come from head coach Kirby Smart, who is due to meet the media on Thursday afternoon. Ridley was seen in crutches by a reporter from UGAsports.com.
Ridley finished the regular season fourth on the team with 238 receiving yards, on 12 catches. He had two touchdown catches, third on the team.
Georgia is already without receiver Michael Chigbu, an occasional starter who has been dealing with knee trouble. Shaquery Wilson, a sophomore who rarely played, has left the team to transfer. But sophomore Jayson Stanley, who started most of the regular season before missing the final four games with a foot injury, has been practicing.
Last week the freshman from south Florida talked about his season, including the biggest moment, the touchdown catch against Tennessee that was almost the game-winner.
“I feel like I did a pretty good job,” Ridley said, evaluating his freshman season. “I don’t want to say that I did a great job or a poor job. I feel like I maintained myself, and I can get better, and I will get better. I just felt good about it.”