ATHENS — Kirby Smart decided to play coy when it came to Georgia’s most notable injured player. He wasn’t too expansive on a couple other key ones either.
Quarterback Jacob Eason missed a second straight game with a sprained knee ligament, though he walked without a crutch during Saturday’s 42-14 win over Samford. So what are the chances, Smart was asked afterwards, that Eason would be available for Saturday’s SEC opener against Mississippi State?
“There’s always a possibility,” Smart said, leaving it at that.
That was basically the same answer Smart gave later when asked about the chances that senior cornerback Malkom Parrish could play next week. Parrish, a starter the past two years, has been out since midway through the preseason with a broken bone in his foot.
“It’s always possible,” Smart said.
Then there was sophomore defensive lineman Tyler Clark, a key contributor the first two weeks, who was not seen on the field Saturday.
“He had a small injury, an undisclosed injury that he couldn’t play with,” Smart said.
Smart did indicate that senior tailback Sony Michel, held out with an ankle injury, was in good position to play next week.