Georgia welcomed sophomore receiver Isaiah McKenzie back to the practice field following an injury sustained during the first week of preseason practice.
McKenzie pulled his hamstring in early August, which has kept him off of the football field since. Head coach Mark Richt previously said the injury wasn’t serious and that he wasn’t worried about McKenzie missing too much time.
McKenzie stepped back in with a group of five receivers that looked to be rotating as first-team guys. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer had McKenzie, senior Malcolm Mitchell, junior Reggie Davis, freshman Terry Godwin and freshman Michael Chigbu.
The five of them were mixing and matching in various looks.
Scott-Wesley (knee) not practicing
As expected, senior receiver Justin Scott-Wesley was not practicing following a right knee injury sustained in Monday’s practice.
Georgia has yet to announce an official status on Scott-Wesley’s knee. Scott-Wesley tore his right anterior cruciate ligament midway through the 2013 season and had his knee scoped to repair his right meniscus this past July.
Linebackers, Ledbetter missing
Joining junior linebacker Tim Kimbrough as an absentee from practice on Tuesday was junior inside linebacker Reggie Carter. Kimbrough is dealing with a knee injury while Carter was missing his first practice of the preseason.
Freshman defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter remained absent from practice, though the reason remains unknown.
Redshirt sophomore outside linebacker Davin Bellamy was fully participating in practice but had his right hand and wrist clubbed up.
Hicks still absent from practice
Senior fullback Quayvon Hicks missed practice for the second consecutive day in a row. Though Georgia offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer touted Hicks’ veteran presence at the position group, he deferred to talk about any potential injury status with the media on Monday.
Lambert runs with the first team
Tuesday was Virginia transfer Greyson Lambert’s turn to go with the ones at quarterback, with Faton Bauta second and Brice Ramsey third. As Richt and Schottenheimer have said, each of the quarterbacks are taking equal reps with the first-, second- and third-team units.
Sims returns, Davis and Hegedus still in green
Sophomore offensive guard Dyshon Sims graduated from a green jersey to a red one on Tuesday and was able to fully participate in drills.
Redshirt sophomore defensive back Aaron Davis was still wearing a green jersey due to a left hand or wrist injury. Junior receiver Charlie Hegedus was also in a green non-contact jersey for the second consecutive day.
Richt, kind of, compliments soaked media
When the media viewing period of practice began, rainfall was dousing the Woodruff Practice Fields at Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall. With most reporters unprepared for the quick rain, they trotted outside without an umbrella ready to catch practice. Richt turned and shouted at the media horde.
"The media's not soft today!" he said.