ATHENS — Georgia safety Dominick Sanders, who did not play on G-Day, was dealing with an unspecified “medical issue,” according to coach Kirby Smart.
Smart did not expand beyond that, when asked whether it was a football-related injury that was incurred in practice.
But either way, the former first-team All-SEC safety is expected to be fine and back for summer workouts.
“He’s much better,” Smart said on Monday. “He had a medical issue that came up and he finished up the semester well in school. He’s not [enrolled] in Maymester but not a lot of our guys are. He’ll be back summer and in workouts, and he should be good to go.”
Sanders, who has started all but one game at safety the past three seasons, enters his senior year with 12 interceptions, four short of tying the school record. He was first-team All-SEC as a sophomore, when he had 6 interceptions and 48 tackles. He had 34 tackles and 3 interceptions as a junior.