ATHENS - For all the suspension issues, the Georgia football team was on the verge of finishing August mostly devoid of injuries.
Now Georgia enters Missouri week with the injuries piling up, and at some key spots.
Cornerback Malcolm Mitchell and right tackle John Theus both have ankle injuries, and their status for the trip to Missouri is in doubt.
Mitchell's injury happened in Thursday's walk-through, when he landed on someone's foot.
"I don't know how long it'll be," head coach Mark Richt said. "Hopefully he'll be able to practice this week and play. But I really couldn't tell you right now if he'll be able to or not."
Mitchell was wearing a boot on Saturday, as he sat on the Georgia sideline. Richt said he didn't think it was a high-ankle injury, which is more serious, but there was swelling on Friday.
"You almost never have an injury on Thursday," Richt said. "I didn't see it happen. I just saw him getting escorted off the field, and I'm like: Are you kidding me?"
Theus was hurt in the second half of Saturday's win over Buffalo. He had his left ankle iced, and limped off the field on crutches.
Richt sounded a bit more hopeful about Theus, considering the nature of the position.
"Of all the positions, an ankle sprain of an offensive lineman, you have more guys that just wrap it up tight and go," Richt said. "When you get some of your more skilled athletes, it's just tougher to stop and change direction and those types of things. I've seen more offensive lineman go with a bum ankle than a skill guy so that might help us in that regard.
"But he's on crutches when the game's over, so I don't know. We find out a lot more tomorrow as far as how had it is, with much swelling we have and how much pain we have."
Theus' main backup, sophomore Watts Dantzler, also limped off the field, late in the game.
Ken Malcome, who started at tailback, left the game with a hand injury. There was no word on the severity of that. Malcome's injury was overshadowed by the performance of the freshmen tailbacks, especially Todd Gurley.
Senior receiver Marlon Brown was ruled out Saturday with a minor muscle pull. But Brown was confident he would be able to play at Missouri.
Meanwhile, Richt finally confirmed that Bacarri Rambo and Alec Ogletree were suspended for this game. As for next week, he remained coy.
"We'll find out next week what we'll do next week," Richt said.