ATHENS — All told, Georgia has had remarkable luck with injuries this season. But now it may be down two starters.
Cornerback Deandre Baker, who played well in starting the previous two games, suffered in practice what head coach Kirby Smart called a “really nasty” ankle sprain. He was in crutches and a walking boot on Saturday.
Then during the game starting right guard Lamont Gaillard hurt his back and didn’t return. He was replaced by Dyshon Sims.
“Lamont had a back spasm, and got hit in the back,” Smart said. “I’m not sure exactly where he’s at, I haven’t talked to (head athletic trainer) Ron (Courson) about it.”
A couple other players, including receivers Isaiah McKenzie and Michael Chigbu, suffered minor injuries during the game but were able to return quickly.
Baker and Gaillard’s status for the Florida game isn’t known, but each will have the bye week to sit out from practice, if need be.