It’s ‘full-go’ for Georgia tight end Darnell Washington and defensive back Tykee Smith

Georgia tight end Darnell Washington (0) during the Bulldogs’ first practice session Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Athens. (Tony Walsh/UGA)
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ATHENS — Georgia is off to a 4-0 start and ranked No. 2 in the nation, so there might not seem to be much room for improvement.

But a closer look reveals the Bulldogs will be getting back future NFL talents Darnell Washington at tight end and Tykee Smith in the secondary for the noon game against Arkansas at Sanford Stadium.

“They are back in drills, they are doing everything this week full-go,” Kirby Smart said at his press conference on Monday. “We’re under the expectations they will be able to play and help us.”

Smart said UGA will be careful with how they bring them along this week.

Washington and Smith have been out since August when they underwent foot surgeries.

Smart said last week the players were back working out and had targeted Vanderbilt as their return game.

Smart said Dominique Blaylock (hamstring) and Arian Smith (Smith), who didn’t make the trip to Vanderbilt, continue to improve.

Smith suffered a shin contusion in the game against UAB.

Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint suffered an ankle injury in the Vanderbilt game.

Here’s a look at the UGA injury report from the weekend:

WR Arian Smith (shin) probable

WR Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint (ankle) questionable

RB Kendall Milton (shoulder) questionable

TE Darnell Washington (foot) questionable

DB Tykee Smith (foot) questionable

WR Arian Smith (leg) questionable

WR Dominick Blaylock (hamstring) questionable

WR George Pickens (knee) out

CB Jalen Kimber (shoulder) out

OG Tate Ratledge (foot) out

LB Rian Davis (quad) out

DT Julian Rochester (knee) out

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