ATHENS — Two players who started Georgia’s last game are not practicing the Wednesday before the Kentucky game.
Defensive tackle DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle was absent, as he has been all week, after spraining his ankle against Florida. The sophomore has started about half the season so far for the Bulldogs.
Receiver Jayson Stanley was also missing for a second straight day. Head coach Kirby Smart said the day before that Stanley was dealing with a mild infection. Stanley has started five games this year but hasn’t recorded a catch.
There is good news on the injury front for Georgia, however.
Junior safety Dominick Sanders, who sprained his knee against Florida, was in a black non-contact jersey. But he was with the first team, and did not have any visible wrapping on his leg.
Freshman receiver Riley Ridley, who sprained his ankle in the Florida game, was practicing in a regular non-contact jersey.
A few other notes:
- Solomon Kindley, the freshman guard, was practicing in a regular jersey. Kindley played in one game this year, for only one snap, and Smart said Tuesday he’s looking at options for preserving Kindley’s redshirt, though rules say there has to be an injury.
- Shakenneth Williams, the junior who switched two weeks ago from receiver to cornerback, was not seen at practice, though he may have been a scout-team jersey in a different number.
- Tyrique McGhee, the freshman cornerback, was in a regular jersey but for unknown reasons was sitting out early drills rather than join the second team, where he’s been basically all season.
- Finally, for all that’s changed at Georgia, you still walk into practice some days and see Vince Dooley there, and he always has a wave and a smile for the media. That’s kinda nice.