ATHENS — Georgia was missing one of its key players in practice on Tuesday.
David Marshall, a junior defensive end and one of the Bulldogs’ most solid, regular contributors, was not among the defensive linemen during the nine-minute practice observation period allowed for media on Tuesday. There were unconfirmed reports that Marshall may have an injured foot.
Coach Kirby Smart is scheduled to provide a post-practice briefing, so Marshall’s status likely will be updated then.
Marshall would be a tough loss for a tough, physical offense such as LSU. The 6-foot-3, 274-pound resident of Thomaston has played in every game and has six tackle and one batted-down pass. He has 58 tackles in his career at Georgia.
- Just days after being carted off the field at Sanford Stadium, offensive lineman Solomon Kindley was fully-dressed out and participating in the Bulldogs’ full contact workout. Kindley, who has started all six games at right guard, had an extra wrap on his right knee. Coach Kirby Smart said Kindly suffered a medial collateral sprain in the Vanderbilt game this past Saturday. At one point, Kindley appeared to be repping with the No. 1 offense, though it was unclear during the particular drills being observed.
- If Kindley can’t start or play, he’ll likely be replaced by either sophomore Justin Shaffer or freshmen Trey Hill or Jamaree Salyer. All three got snaps there against Vanderbilt this last week.
- Noseguard Devonte Wyatt was working out on the side during practice. He was unable to play against Vanderbilt due to injury.
- Georgia had the Garth Brooks’ song “Callin’ Baton Rouge” blaring on the highest volume over the loud speakers at Woodruff Practice Fields on Saturday. The Bulldogs are, of course, playing at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, which is, of course, in Baton Rouge. And, of course, it’s loud there.
- Wide receiver Tyler Simmons continues to wear a shoulder a harness but continues to practice. He played last Saturday with the injured should he’d hurt the previous week, but mainly on special teams.