Earlier this week, on Monday, Georgia Head Coach Kirby Smart said that the Bulldogs had made it through the Florida game pretty much unscathed.
“As far as other guys, yeah, pretty healthy coming out of it,” said Kirby. “I can’t think of anybody that didn’t finish the game out.”
But there were several players that are dealing with injuries that were not able to play last weekend and might not be available this weekend either.
Coach Smart said linebacker Channing Tindall is dealing with an injury he sustained during the Kentucky game.
“Yeah, he’s been injured, too. He actually got hurt in the Kentucky game. He’s been beat up a little,” said Kirby on Tuesday. “But we actually think he’s going to get back here soon. I don’t know if it’ll be this week but it should be next.”
Another playing that was missing in action is cornerback Tyrique McGhee.
“Tyrqiue (McGhee) is dealing with his foot again. His foot tweaked on him during the off week and he’s had surgery done on that foot. We’re having to be really careful with him. He didn’t travel to Florida and it’s not 100 percent.”
Speaking of cornerbacks. Tyson Campbell made the travel roster and joined the team in Jacksonville but did not get to play.
“Tyson (Campbell) warmed up. Felt pretty good. Felt like he can go if he needed to. Didn’t feel like he was 100 percent,” said Kirby. “Just never gave him an opportunity to play. There’s no other medical tent.”
The question is will Campbell make his first appearance in a game since Arkansas State this today?
Defensive lineman Michael Barnett is another player that did not participate in the Florida game.
“Mike B, he got a little nagging injury in the off week and he was not able to practice the Florida week,” said Kirby. “We thought he’d be able to go and we traveled him, thinking he’d be able to play but it bothered him some in warmups and he wasn’t able to pull the pin and go.”
Senior David Marshall is also another d-lineman banged up, but he has been able to play through his injuries.
“David’s been pretty good. He’s been beat up most of the year,” said Kirby. “But there was nothing that held him out other than the style of game that it was.”
Offensive lineman Justin Shaffer is still out with a sprained neck he suffered in the South Carolin game, and redshirt freshman Tommy Bush is also still recovering from a sports hernia.