Kirby Smart provides update on Elijah Holyfield’s ankle

Elijah Holyfield

Calm down Georgia fans. It looks like freshman running back Elijah Holyfield isn’t hurt that bad and there shouldn’t be much need for worry about depth in the backfield heading into the season.

Holyfield suffered an ankle injury during a scrimmage Saturday that led to his famous father, former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield, wishing his son a speedy recovery on social media on Monday. Georgia coach Kirby Smart addressed the injury Monday on a radio show on 960 The Ref that he expects Holyfield will be able to return to practice by the end of the week.

“It’s not a major ankle (injury), it’s not a high ankle,” Marc Weiszer from the Athens Banner-Herald quoted him saying on the radio. “It’s not as bad as (tight end) Charlie Woerner’s was. We think he’ll be back by the end of the week. He’s out there pushing on it right now. It’s not a major deal.”

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