ATHENS — Georgia coach Kirby Smart said cornerback Tyson Campbell could have played against Florida if needed.
Campbell went through warmups before Georgia’s 24-17 win over Florida last Saturday at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonsville last Saturday.
“Tyson warmed up, felt pretty good, felt he could go if he was needed to,” Smart said. “He did not feel 100 percent. We didn’t feel like there was an opportunity to play him.”
Campbell hasn’t played in a game since the first half of the 55-0 win over Arkansas State, the third game of the season on Sept. 14 at Sanford Stadium.
Smart said Campbell has been dealing with a turf toe ailment, though he has been practicing on a limited basis the past two weeks.
“He practiced last week, he went Tuesday and Wednesday the whole practice,” Smart said.
Campbell had a slight setback, however, after the the team practiced inside on turf.
“He’ll continue to work this week, (and) if he has a good week of practice and he feels 100 percent, then we’d sure like for him to play,” Smart said. “We have a lot of roles that we can play guys as fast and talented as him, so we want to try to work him in in some way.”
Junior college transfer D.J. Daniel has taken Campbell’s starting spot at cornerback opposite Eric Stokes in the Georgia secondary.
The Bulldogs rank second in the SEC in pass efficiency defense.