ATHENS — It looks like Georgia’s backfield will avoid another long-term injury.
Freshman tailback Elijah Holyfield, who sustained an ankle injury in Saturday’s scrimmage, does not have a high ankle sprain and should be able to return to practice by the end of the week, head coach Kirby Smart said in a radio interview on Monday.
“He’s out there pushing on it right now. So it’s not a major deal,” Smart said during an appearance on Athens AM 960 The Ref.
It’s not as bad as the ankle sprain incurred by freshman tight end Charlie Woerner, who has been out over a week.
Holyfield had emerged as a contributor off the bench, comparable in size and speed to starter Nick Chubb. While Chubb appears set to play in the season opener after last year’s knee surgery, junior Sony Michel is uncertain at best because of the broken arm he sustained in early July.