2 current starters go down with injuries in Georgia’s scrimmage
ATHENS — Georgia lost a pair of potential starters to injury on Saturday as the Bulldogs conducted their first full-scale scrimmage of the spring at Sanford Stadium.
Senior safety Dominick Sanders, a potential all-SEC player this fall, went out with a knee injury about halfway through the two-hour practice. However, coach Kirby Smart said afterward it appears to be only a Grade 1 sprain of the medial collateral ligament and did not characterize it as being very serious.
“He twisted his knee a little bit,” Smart said. “It’s a slight MCL. Probably could’ve gone if we had to.”
A little later, redshirt freshman Solomon Kindley went out with an ankle sprain. A candidate to start at right guard this fall, Kindley was seen on crutches after the team returned to the Butts-Mehre football complex.
“I don’t know the severity of it. I haven’t talked to Ron yet,” Smart said of sports medicine director Ron Courson. “But he’s got an ankle injury and we’ll see. He’s getting checked out.”
Smart said senior Aulden Bynum went in for Kindley at guard.
The injuries come at a time when the Bulldogs were looking their healthiest of the spring so far. Receivers Riley Ridley (foot) and Jayson Stanley (concussion) both made non-contact returns to field after missing several practices with injuries.
“Those things happen when you go full-speed live,” Smart said of the new injuries.
Smart said there is a chance Ridley, an occasional starter, could be available for the spring game.