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Georgia nose tackle Jordan Davis was injured on the second play from scrimmage against Tennessee.

Injury alert: Georgia nosetackle Jordan Davis goes down with injury

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Georgia starting nose tackle Jordan Davis was helped off the field with a left ankle injury, unable to put any weight on it.

Davis is expected to be out for the game after being spotted on crutches with a protective boot on his left lower leg/ankle.

It’s the second consecutive game the Bulldogs have lost a key starter on the second play of the game. Against Notre Dame, cornerback Eric Stokes was injured on the second play of the game and didn’t return until the latter stages of the fourth quarter.

Davis said he was looking forward to this game in the days leading up to it.

“I’m really excited to go to their house, I have a couple of players that I know from back home, so it’s like a bragging rights game for me,” Davis said. “I (also) remember Trey (Smith), offensive lineman. He was young and experienced, and I admired that because I try to work my game on the defensive side.

“His size, his tenacity, he’s a real road grader.”

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Senior Michael Barnett rotates with Davis at nose tackle.

The Bulldogs brought nine defensive linemen on their 70-man travel squad to Tennessee.