ATHENS — Georgia receiver Riley Ridley is still recovering from a foot injury he incurred in the days before the Liberty Bowl.
Ridley had surgery on the foot, which he injured in Memphis, causing him to miss the game against TCU. He has not been at Georgia’s first four spring practices.
The hope is to get Ridley – potentially a starter – back by the end of spring practice. If that happens, it would be in a limited basis, head coach Kirby Smart said after Tuesday’s spring practice.
“He’s not completely back from that (foot injury) yet,” Smart said. “We think Riley will be back by the end of spring, at least running, maybe not doing full-contact, but maybe being able to run routes and those kinds of things. That’s a position that we’re obviously getting depleted at pretty rapidly.”
Shakenneth Williams, a reserve and rising senior, is not participating in spring practice because of unspecified injuries and may not return to the team.
Ridley, a rising sophomore, had 12 catches for 238 yards and two touchdowns last year. He’s due to be suspended for Georgia’s opener because of a misdemeanor marijuana arrest earlier this month.