Kirby Smart updates Georgia football injury report, good news for Solomon Kindley
ATHENS — Georgia football coach Kirby Smart said Monday that sophomore left guard Solomon Kindley could be back for the LSU game after suffering a sprained knee on Saturday night.
“Solomon has a mild MCL sprain, we think he’s going to be able to practice today, we’re hopeful he gets to play,” Smart said. “He’s been able to run on treadmill and do some exercise stuff, so it was not as significant as we thought in the beginning.”
Kindley was carted off the field at the 3:58 of the first quarter of the 41-13 win over Vanderbilt.
Senior center Lamont Gaillard also left Saturday’s game at that juncture and was taken to the locker room for X-Rays after getting his hand smashed between two helmets. The X-Rays were negative and Gaillard said he wouldn’t miss any practice time.
Freshman offensive lineman Trey Hill originally reported in at center, but he then worked the majority of snaps at the left guard position after Gaillard returned to action in the second quarter.
The No. 2-ranked Bulldogs (6-0 4-0 SEC) travel to play at No. 13 LSU (5-1, 2-1) at 3:30 p.m. next Saturday.
Georgia right guard Ben Cleveland, who started the first four games, remains sidelined by the broken bone he suffered in his leg in the 43-29 win at Missouri on Sept. 22. Freshman Cade Mays has replaced him in the lineup.
Sophomore nose tackle Devonte Wyatt, who missed Saturday night’s game after suffering a leg injury in practice last week, is expected to practice this week.
Smart said freshman nosetackle Jordan Davis was pressed into action against Vanderbilt on account of Wyatt’s practice injury.
“(Davis) continues to practice hard, he spends about 50 percent of his time on scout team and plays in regular situations, he doesn’t play in nickel and spread situations,” Smart said. “He’s a kid that if he continues to lose weight and work hard, we think he could be a good football player.
“With Devonte Wyatt out, he was forced to see more action.”
Georgia receiver Tyler Simmons played at the start of the game with the Commodores despite wearing a brace that immobilized his shoulder. Simmons was called for holding on the Bulldogs’ first punt return.
Georgia football availability report
CB Tyson Campbell (shoulder) probable
LB Monty Rice (knee) probable
WR Tyler Simmons (shoulder) probable
DB Divaad Wilson (knee) questionable
DL Devonte Wyatt (lower body) questionable
OG Solomon Kindley (knee) questionable
OG Ben Cleveland (leg) out
DB Tray Bishop (internal team issue), out
RB Zamir White (knee), out for season