ATHENS — Georgia will be without two offensive linemen this spring, as well as 5-star tailback Zamir White.
White’s absence was expected; he tore his right ACL near the end of his high school season. As an early enrollee, he has been rehabbing in Athens since January.
“He’s progressing very well,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said of White. “He’ll be able to do some things. But he won’t be full-contact for spring.”
Smart indicated that White may be a bit ahead of schedule but wouldn’t commit to a timeline for his return.
“But to say he’s going to be ready to go in fall camp, I don’t know that,” Smart said.
Two reserve offensive linemen, Justin Shaffer and Sean Fogarty, also will miss spring practice. Both sustained knee injuries but are expected back for the season.
“They’ll fine. They’ll be back in full go,” Smart said. “But they will not be out there practicing for the spring.”
Shaffer, a sophomore, played in 8 games last year as a reserve. He was expected to compete to be on the two-deep at guard.
Fogarty, a walk-on, was the second-team center last season.