Although he has a fractured bone in his right hand, Sony Michel plans to take the field Saturday afternoon against Kentucky.
The sophomore running back sustained the break on Georgia’s first offensive play from scrimmage in last Saturday’s 27-3 loss to Florida, which was out of the wildcat and picked up 27 yards. However, the run was called back due to a holding penalty. On Tuesday, he was sporting a cast on his right hand.
Michel is confident he’ll be able to perform without limitations this weekend.
“I’m going to play. No excuses,” Michel said. “Once I’m on the field, I’m on the field.”
Michel had 13 carries for 45 yards against the Gators and has totaled 553 rushing yards and four touchdowns this season. He stepped into the No. 1 running back role after starter Nick Chubb went down for the year with a knee injury.
With the broken bone in his right hand, Michel said he’ll carry the football primarily in his left hand and arm to be safe.
The running game, a strength to start the year, has struggled of late. The Bulldogs only tallied 69 rushing yards against the Gators. Michel said the Georgia players are mostly to blame for the recent woes.
“We just executed it better last year to be honest,” Michel said. “It all comes down to execution, no matter what play is ran or what call is called. If you execute it the right way, whether they know it or not is coming.”