Georgia was without guard Juwan Parker in Wednesday night's 86-72 win over Morehouse.
Parker, a junior who has started all six of Georgia's previous games, sat out due to soreness in his Achilles. Parker missed the entire 2015-16 season as he recovered from a partially-torn Achilles, which was sustained in the year before.
After the game, head coach Mark Fox said Parker sitting is for precautionary reasons.
“Juwan, we had our off day two weeks ago at the start of the week,” Fox said. “Last week we had our off day after the Gardner-Webb game. We went about 10 or 11 days straight. That was just probably too much for him. He was a little sore. We took a total precautionary approach and rested him. He’s not necessarily injured. He was sore. We thought the wise thing to do was to give him a little bit of a break.”
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Fox also noted that Kenny Paul Geno and Tyree Crump missed some recent practices due to being sick, which didn't allow for Parker to rest his Achilles like he normally would.
“We were short on bodies in practice so he didn’t get his normal rest in practice,” Fox said. “We decided to pull him out and let him sit for a day or two.”
This season, Parker is averaging 7.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. He was replaced in the starting lineup by junior forward Pape Diatta, who arrived to Georgia as a transfer from the College of Southern Idaho.
Diatta scored two points and brought down three rebounds in Georgia's win.