ATHENS — While the Georgia football team appears relatively healthy, with Trenton Thompson and David Marshall among those on the way back, a few other contributors are still out.
Jayson Stanley, a receiver who plays a key role on special teams, was not at practice again on Monday, five days before the team plays Florida in Jacksonville. Stanley suffered a lower leg injury in the week leading up to the Missouri game.
Stanley has not caught a pass this season, but has played often on running downs, serving as a good blocker on the outside. Perhaps more importantly, he has played gunner on punt and kickoff return, helping the team turn around its special teams this year.
DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle, a junior defensive lineman, also remained out of Monday’s practice. Head coach Kirby Smart said earlier in the day that Hawkins-Muckle was still “fighting to get back” from an undisclosed injury that caused him to miss the Missouri game.
Rashad Roundtree, a junior defensive back, continues to sit out and does not appear to be close to returning. Roundtree was watching Monday’s practice in street clothes. He has yet to play this year, and Smart has said that Roundtree was dealing with several injuries.
There was at least some continued good news for Georgia on the injury front:
- Inside linebacker Reggie Carter, who missed two full games with a concussion, looks set to return for the Florida game. Carter was in uniform for practice last week and was again on Monday, a sign he will be able to start alongside junior inside linebacker Roquan Smith. (Junior Natrez Patrick, normally a starter, is set to serve the third game of a four-game suspension after a marijuana arrest.)
- Pat Allen, a sophomore offensive lineman, was back at practice after suffering a lower leg injury in the Missouri game. Allen started the season opener at left guard but has been in a reserve role since then.
- Thompson and Marshall, who Smart said were cleared to practice after missing previous games, were indeed practicing.