ATHENS — It’s not certain at this point that Georgia will have one of its best defensive players this Saturday against Missouri.
Jordan Jenkins, who is dealing with a muscle strain, is “day-to-day,” head coach Mark Richt said Sunday. Jenkins’ injury was described by coaches Saturday night as both a hip flexor and a groin injury, essentially the same thing.
“It’s very difficult to say how quickly he’ll feel better,” Richt said. “We’ll know more (Monday) whether or not he can start running or start practicing. I’m really not sure where he’s at.”
Jenkins, the team’s leader in sacks (with three) and tackles-for-loss (7.5), tried to play through the injury in Saturday’s loss to Tennessee. But he finally was pulled from the game in the second half.
Davin Bellamy, a redshirt sophomore, received a lot of snaps in Jenkins’ place in Saturday’s game. The team could also move Leonard Floyd to a more traditional outside linebacker role, as Jake Ganus and Tim Kimbrough are emerging as dependable inside linebackers.