ATHENS — D’Andre Swift, the highly-touted Georgia freshman tailback, was not seen during the media viewing period of Tuesday’s preseason practice.
Swift appeared to hurt his ankle during Saturday’s scrimmage, according to those who were present. It wasn’t clear if Swift was at Monday’s practice. Head coach Kirby Smart should provide an update after Tuesday’s practice.
Swift, true to his name, is regarded as the type of player that Georgia can use this season, even with the depth in front of him at tailback. Swift has been among those Georgia has used in the slot position at camp, along with fellow tailbacks Sony Michel and Brian Herrien.
There was better news on the injury front for the Bulldogs, as starting defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter returned, albeit on a limited basis. Ledbetter, a junior who missed Saturday’s scrimmage and Monday’s practice, was in uniform and working on the side. Ledbetter was dealing with what Smart on Saturday referred to as an “illness.”
Some other notes from Tuesday’s media viewing period:
- The first-team offensive line, from left to right: Isaiah Wynn, Pat Allen, Lamont Gaillard, Kendall Baker, Andrew Thomas. Normally the first-team right guard Solomon Kindley, who wasn’t seen working with the first or second team. (Note: I wouldn’t look too much into that.)
- For what it’s worth, and it may not be much, when the Bulldogs went into a two-receiver passing drill – no slot position, just two wideouts – the first two receivers were Terry Godwin and Michael Chigbu, followed by Riley Ridley and Javon Wims, then Jayson Stanley and Trey Blount.
- Sophomore offensive lineman Sage Hardin continues to be out after hurting his hamstring in the spring.
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