Georgia receiver ranks thinned: Demetris Robertson held out, Tyler Simmons shoulder injury
ATHENS — The Georgia football receiving corps began the season under scrutiny and a close eye will be on it again this week due to a rash of injuries.
The Bulldogs finished their 55-0 win over Arkansas State with four receivers sidelined by injuries or varying degrees. This, in a unit that lost its top four receivers from a season ago.
Senior starter Tyler Simmons suffered a shoulder injury while the participation chart indicates playmaker Demetris Robertson didn’t even get into the game on Saturday.
“I’m not sure on Tyler, we’ll have to see on Monday, we think he’s going to be okay,” Smart said. “I think he could have played (in the second half) if he had to have.
“Other than that, D-Rob, had some nagging injuries that had bothered him. He wasn’t able to finish out.”
Robertson was seen during the media viewing of practice earlier in the week, so Georgia likely held him out as a precaution with No. 7-ranked Notre Dame on deck for 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Redshirt freshmen receivers Kearis Jackson and Tommy Bush aren’t expected to play against the Irish.
Smart revealed that Bush has been out the past two games on account of a groin injury and isn’t expected back for a couple of more weeks.
Jackson, who started the opening game at Vanderbilt, suffered a broken hand in the 30-6 win over the Commodores and is expected to be out at least until the Oct. 5 Tennessee game.
Georgia also has a couple of injuries of note on the defense side of the football.
Cornerback Tyson Campbell suffered a right foot injury, though it appeared to be minor based on how Campbell was running on the sideline. Campbell was likely held out in the second half as a precaution.
Former 2018 starting defensive tackle Julian Rochester, who is medically cleared but still working his way back from offseason ACL surgery, was dressed but did not play against Arkansas State.