ATHENS — Georgia coach Kirby Smart had positive news on the injury front following Tuesday practice where two key starters who have been sidelined were concerned.
The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs could be getting cornerback Tyson Campbell back sooner than later based on Smart’s report. It also sounds like nose tackle Jordan Davis has a chance to be available to play on Saturday.
Georgia plays host to South Carolina at noon on Saturday (TV: ESPN).
“Tyson is running really well, he hit some really good numbers on the GPS today,” Smart said, delivering the most positive news on the sophomore cornerback since Campbell went down with a foot injury in the first half of a Sept. 14 win over Arkansas State.
“As the practice went on, he got better and better and better. I don’t know. He still has not had contact and the pressure you need from getting some contact out there.”
Junior college transfer cornerback DJ Daniel has started and played in place of Campbell. By all accounts, Daniel has performed adequately.
Davis suffered an ankle injury on the second play of the 43-14 win over Tennessee last Saturday. Davis has not been on the field during the media viewing portion of practices on Monday or Tuesday.
Smart, however, indicated Davis practiced both days.
“We think Jordan is going to be fine,” Smart said. “He was able to run and move around and do some things. He continues to improve. If he continues at this rate he’ll be fine. He’s ahead where Solly (Solomon Kindley) and Isaiah (Wilson) were each one of their weeks that they were cleared to play.”
Smart said freshman defensive end Travon Walker was not at the start of practice because “he was getting something worked on” during the individual drills portion of practice that media is allowed to watch.
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