ATHENS — While there’s no change in the status of Georgia’s most important injured player, everyone else seems to be trending in the right direction.
Inside linebacker Natrez Patrick, who has missed the past two games with a shoulder injury, was in a black non-contact jersey at Monday’s practice. That’s no change from the past two weeks, when Patrick ended up being held out of games against Auburn and Louisiana-Lafayette.
Georgia’s second-leading tackler before his injury, Patrick would be an important addition to the lineup against Georgia Tech’s triple option offense.
But the other updates from the media viewing period were almost all improvements:
- DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle, the defensive tackle who has missed three games with a high ankle sprain, was practicing in a regular jersey. He had been working on the side during practice last week.
- Michael Chigbu, a sophomore receiver, was practicing in a regular red jersey. Chigbu sat out Saturday’s game after hurting his knee earlier in the week.
- Fellow receiver Jayson Stanley, also a sophomore, was in uniform, but on an exercise bike. Stanley has missed three straight games with a foot injury.
- Isaiah Wynn, the starting left guard who was held out of the ULL game with a sprained knee, was practicing Monday without any apparent limitations. Wynn did practice in a regular jersey last Wednesday too, then ended up not playing.