ATHENS — Isaiah McKenzie, who has scored three of Georgia’s past five touchdowns, may not be able to play this Saturday at Georgia Tech.
The sophomore injured his foot against Georgia Southern last Saturday, and did not practice on Monday, coach Mark Richt said on his radio show.
“It’s hard to say” if he’ll play at Georgia Tech, Richt said.
McKenzie injured his foot at some point on Saturday, then returned to the game, only to have too much pain to return, Richt said. It wasn’t clear if he aggravated it on the third-quarter play in which he fumbled the ball, leading to a Georgia Southern touchdown return.
Earlier in the game McKenzie scored on a 23-yard touchdown run. It was his third straight touchdown for the Bulldogs, after he scored the team’s only two at Auburn, one on a touchdown run and another on a punt return.
As for other injuries, Richt was more optimistic. That includes leading tackler Jake Ganus, the senior inside linebacker who played through an ankle injury.
“Jake Ganus is all beat up. But I think he’ll find a way to get in there and play,” Richt said. “He’s a tough kid. There’s a lot of tough kids out there.”
Guard Greg Pyke, who didn’t play Saturday because of an ankle injury, practiced “a little” on Monday.
Defensive lineman Trent Thompson, who missed Saturday’s game because of ankle problems, will “hopefully be okay,” Richt said. He didn’t say whether Thompson practiced.