Sony Michel took a few carries during individual drills at Wednesday's practice, which was an increase in the workload he was given the day before.
Michel is dealing with an ankle injury sustained against Notre Dame late in the game. On Tuesday, head coach Kirby Smart said the issue is minor and that he thinks his star running back will be able to play Saturday against Samford.
“I think he’s going to be fine. I think he’s got a small ankle (injury) or something,” Smart said. “We expect him to be fine. We’re just limiting his reps. We’re hoping he’s able to go Saturday. We think he’ll be able to.”
On Tuesday, Michel was present for practice but wasn't spotted taking any carries or doing much at the position. Instead, Michel was hitting teammates with dummy pads to simulate contact during individual drills.
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Michel ran the ball 13 times for 73 yards and a touchdown against the Fighting Irish.
Georgia's offensive line saw Solomon Kindley at right guard and Kendall Baker at left guard with the first team. Dyshon Sims was rotating behind them with the second team but also got a couple of first-team reps. Pat Allen, who started Georgia's opener against Appalachian State, took reps at both guard and backup left tackle.
The Bulldogs were down one receiver at practice, as Michael Chigbu wasn't spotted with his position group during the media viewing period.
Freshman quarterback Stetson Bennett was once again simulating the opposing team's quarterback on the scout team. This week that would be Samford quarterback Devlin Hodges, who has thrown for 558 yards and seven touchdowns for the season.