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Georgia WR Justin Scott-Wesley injures knee during practice

Jason Butt

jbutt@macon.com

Justin Scott-Wesley has an "uncertain status at this point" with the Bulldogs.
Justin Scott-Wesley has an "uncertain status at this point" with the Bulldogs.

Georgia receiver Justin Scott-Wesley went down in practice Monday with an apparent right knee injury.

Scott-Wesley slipped during a route and grabbed his knee while on the ground. The redshirt senior out of Camilla was in pain before standing up to try and walk off the injury. Scott-Wesley left practice and the severity of the injury was not known after practice.

Asked about the it, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer deferred any injury questions to head coach Mark Richt. The media will not meet with Richt until Thursday.

For Scott-Wesley, this is just the latest development in a chronically injured right knee. In 2013, he tore his right anterior cruciate ligament in a win over Tennessee. Seeing limited action a season ago, Scott-Wesley underwent an arthroscopic procedure to repair his meniscus earlier this summer.

Scott-Wesley is expected to be a factor in Georgia’s receiving game this season at a fairly thin position group. Last week, Georgia head coach Mark Richt said there were about five receivers that were close to game-ready and another five that needed to step up. Given that Scott-Wesley was working with the first group of five receivers, it can be assumed he was among those Richt was talking about.

With Scott-Wesley leaving practice, freshman receivers Terry Godwin and Michael Chigbu stepped in as the third and fourth receivers behind senior Malcolm Mitchell and junior Reggie Davis.

Sophomore Isaiah McKenzie, who began preseason practice as a first-team receiver, missed Monday’s practice due to a pulled hamstring.

Quayvon Hicks a no-show at practice

With its starting fullback down with a fractured fibula, Georgia was also missing its backup at the position Monday.

Senior Quayvon Hicks was not present for practice. Hicks entered the preseason as Georgia's No. 2 fullback behind Christian Payne, who sustained his injury during last Friday's scrimmage. Hicks was likely to see playing time anyway as an H-back due to his running and receiving ability.

With both Payne and Hicks out of practice, freshman fullback Turner Fortin was running as Georgia's first-team fullback.

Aaron Davis limited in practice, working with safeties

Georgia defensive back Aaron Davis was in a green non-contact jersey with his left wrist and hand wrapped heavier than in previous practices.

Davis has had this injury since the first few days of practice but wore a smaller protective cast over it. Since he was in green, Davis could participate in individual drills but must remain out of those with contact.

In addition, Davis was practicing with the safeties during the portion open to the media.

Also in green

Offensive guard Dyshon Sims was still wearing a green jersey but was seen practicing with his fellow linemen in individual drills. Freshman receiver Charlie Hegedus was also in a green non-contact jersey.

Ramsey leads first team

Quarterback Brice Ramsey was with the first team on Monday, with Greyson Lambert second and Faton Bauta third.

Cornerback order

Not that this is a definitive signal of things to come, but senior Devin Bowman and sophomore Malkom Parrish were the top two corners working in positional drills.

Behind Bowman and Parrish went freshman Rico McGraw, redshirt sophomore Tramel Terry, freshman Juwuan Briscoe, junior Shattle Fenteng and freshman Deandre Baker.

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