ATHENS — It does appear that Georgia will have its top defensive lineman when it takes on Auburn.
Sophomore Trent Thompson, the team’s leader in tackles-for-loss, was at practice in a regular jersey Monday, indicating no restrictions on contact. (Though it was a low-contact practice, with players in shorts and no shoulder pads.)
Thompson left Saturday’s game at Kentucky with a hip injury and didn’t return. But head coach Kirby Smart indicated earlier in the day that Thompson should be good to go.
Left tackle Tyler Catalina was also back practicing in a regular jersey, after leaving the Kentucky game with an ankle injury.
Two other players who were hurt at Kentucky were also back at practice, but in black non-contact jerseys: Inside linebacker Natrez Patrick, whose injury is unclear, and receiver-kick returner Reggie Davis, who hurt his shoulder.
Defensive lineman DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle, who missed the Kentucky game with an ankle sprain, was not at Monday’s practice. Smart terms the sophomore as questionable for the Auburn game.