ATHENS — Based on who’s practicing, it does appear that Georgia escaped the season opener without major injuries.
The only player who was not participating was freshman receiver Riley Ridley, and even he was in uniform, though sitting out and receiving treatment. Ridley sprained his ankle against North Carolina.
Isaiah Wynn, a junior offensive lineman, was in a regular red jersey. He left Saturday’s game with a leg injury, but it appears to be minor, so minor that he’s not limited at practice. He was working with the first team at left guard, as usual.
Chuks Amaechi, a senior outside linebacker who also left Saturday’s game, was in a regular jersey. Amaechi sprained his ankle but did not appear to have any limitations Monday.
Tailback Sony Michel, who missed the season opener because of his broken arm, was again practicing in a black non-contact jersey. That would indicate he still hasn’t been cleared to be hit.
Freshman tailback Elijah Holyfield appeared to be a full-go, after not playing against North Carolina. Holyfield missed about a week of preseason practice with a low ankle sprain, but did not appear limited in practice last week.
One player was even getting healthier: Sam Madden, the redshirt freshman offensive lineman, who had mononucleosis during the preseason, was in a regular jersey for the first time, at least during media viewing.
As for the quarterbacks, the media was allowed to see only one period, when the quarterbacks were not in any exact order. Greyson Lambert was listed as the starter on the team’s depth chart Monday, with Jacob Eason second.
Earlier on Monday, head coach Kirby Smart said the two quarterbacks will continue to both be prepared, with a decision on a starter made either later in the week or closer to the game.