ATHENS — Georgia head coach Kirby Smart offered some injury updates during an appearance Wednesday on the SEC teleconference.
Receiver Michael Chigbu, who is dealing with a knee issue, is “questionable” for Saturday’s game against Louisiana-Lafayette, according to Smart. Chigbu, who wasn’t at practice Tuesday, may have to have his knee drained, Smart said Tuesday night. The coach did not elaborate Wednesday on whether he knew more about Chigbu’s injury.
Chigbu has nine catches for 88 yards this season. He’s started six games, and plays a lot in run-blocking situations, where his size (6-foot-2 and 200 pounds) comes into play.
Meanwhile, Smart expressed optimism that left guard Isaiah Wynn will be able to play, while he was less bullish on defensive tackle DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle.
Wynn left the Auburn game in the first half with a sprained knee. Hawkins-Muckle has missed the past two games with a high ankle sprain. Both have been working on the side during practice this week.
“We’re pretty sure Isaiah’s going to be able to play. He’s still working his way back,” Smart said. “DaQuan is probably less optimistic than Isaiah, but there’s still a chance we’ll be able to get him back for this game. He’s able to run and do some more weight-bearing stuff.”