Georgia injury updates: Sanders, Ridley, Hawkins-Muckle

Georgia trainers with defensive tackle DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle in the fourth quarter.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Georgia came into Saturday with every starter healthy, and basically every top backup too. It did not finish the game that way.

The most notable player to get hurt was junior safety Dominick Sanders, who sprained the MCL in his knee, per head coach Kirby Smart. Sanders could be seen limping around after the game with a gaudy bandage just below his knee.

“But I think he’s OK, he should be OK,” Smart said.

DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle, a sophomore defensive tackle, left the game with what Smart termed a high-ankle sprain. That usually puts players out multiple weeks. Hawkins-Muckle started and had six tackles on Saturday before the fourth-quarter injury.

Freshman receiver Riley Ridley, who had a touchdown catch in the second quarter, sprained his ankle. Smart said he wasn’t sure if it was a high or low ankle sprain.

 

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