Georgia coach Kirby Smart provides practice updates on Trey Hill, Lawrence Cager
ATHENS — Georgia coach Kirby Smart said center Trey Hill has been practicing this week after leaving last Saturday’s game with a sprained left ankle.
“Trey has been fine,” Smart said at his Tuesday night press conference. “He’s taken all the reps and done everything.”
Smart said senior graduate transfer receiver Lawrence Cager has also had a good week of practice after re-aggravating a shoulder injury in the 27-0 win over Missouri.
“He’s been good, taking all his reps, catching balls and doing what he’s supposed to do,” Smart said. “Hopefully, we can keep him healthy.”
Smart said senior defensive back Tyrique McGhee remains sidelined with a foot injury.
“He hasn’t been able to practice,” Smart said.
Hill’s healthy status should pave the way for the Bulldogs to open the game with their starting line intact for the third consecutive week and fourth time this season.
The No. 5-ranked Bulldogs (8-1, 5-1 SEC) play at No. 13 Auburn (7-2, 5-2) at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Georgia has had a rash of injuries on the offensive line, with left tackle Andrew Thomas the only player to start every game.
Smart explained that Cager’s shoulder injury is of the sort that the coaches leave it up to him whether or not to play.
“I think he’s very tough,” Smart said. “He’s playing with a tough injury to deal with. It’s his choice. He has to make a decision whether or not he wants to play.
“He wants to make plays for his brothers on the team.”