ATHENS — There’s good news for Georgia on the injury front, at least for one starter injured in Saturday’s game, and another who was hurt last week.
Lamont Gaillard, the starting right guard, is expected to return to practice on Tuesday after leaving the Vanderbilt game with back pain. Gaillard, who was replaced by Dyshon Sims for the rest of the game, has started all seven games at right guard.
“Lamont should be fine today, we expect him to be able to practice,” head coach Kirby Smart said. “We’re expect him to go.”
Cornerback Deandre Baker, who missed the Vanderbilt game with a sprained ankle, is also on the mend. Baker did some jogging Monday, according to Smart, and is expected to do a bit more on Tuesday.
“He will go as (he) can today,” Smart said on Tuesday afternoon. “I don’t know if he’ll be able to do everything.”
So with a bye this Saturday, it bodes well for both Gaillard and Baker being able to return to the lineup on Oct. 29 against Florida.