ATHENS — Two key Georgia players who got banged up in Saturday’s scrimmage have made a quick return.
Safety Dominick Sanders and guard Solomon Kindley were both back at practice on Tuesday, and neither was wearing a non-contact jersey.
Sanders hurt his knee in Saturday’s scrimmage, and Kindley sprained his ankle. Head coach Kirby Smart said afterwards he didn’t think Sanders’ injury was serious, and he didn’t know about Kindley. Evidently, the word was good enough on both not to hold them out.
Meanwhile, receiver Riley Ridley continues to work his way back from the foot injury that caused him to miss the Liberty Bowl. Ridley was in uniform and catching passes during the media viewing period of Tuesday’s practice. When he was in pads for Saturday’s scrimmage – though not participating – it was the first time Ridley had been back out there this spring.
All in all, it’s a relatively healthy state for Georgia at this point. The only two key players out remain defensive lineman Trent Thompson (shoulder) and inside linebacker Roquan Smith (pectoral muscle.) Both have been out all spring.
Some other notes from Tuesday’s media viewing period:
- The first team offensive line was as it’s been lately: (Left to right), Isaiah Wynn, Pat Allen, Lamont Gaillard, Kindley, Dyshon Sims.
- The second team offensive line, also left to right: D’Marcus Hayes, Kendall Baker, Chris Barnes, Aulden Bynum, Ben Cleveland.
- Mecole Hardman continues to work with the offense in a red jersey.
- During the viewing period, players from several offensive skill position broke off to do work on slant- and inside-type passes. They included Hardman, receiver Terry Godwin, running backs Sony Michel and Brian Herrien, and tight ends Isaac Nauta and Jackson Harris.
- Chauncey Manac was again working with the defensive ends, as he has done several times this spring, in an effort to prepare for the edge role he will have eventually. Fellow outside linebacker Davin Bellamy also worked with the defensive ends in the past, working for times he would begin a plan with his hand on the ground.
- Freshman receiver Jeremiah Holloman had a nice catch during pass-and-catch drills, turning his body to haul in a pass from Jake Fromm near the sideline.