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Mark Richt says Justin Scott-Wesley (knee) will ‘be a while’ before return

Jason Butt


Receiver Justin Scott-Wesley is dealing with a knee injury that occurred during the preseason.
Receiver Justin Scott-Wesley is dealing with a knee injury that occurred during the preseason.

It doesn’t look like senior receiver Justin Scott-Wesley will be hitting the practice field any time soon.

Following Wednesday’s practice, Georgia head coach Mark Richt said Scott-Wesley “is going to be a while” as it pertains to his recovery from a knee injury sustained on Monday. Richt didn’t provide a specific timetable for his recovery, though this does put Scott-Wesley’s status for the season-opener against Louisiana-Monroe in doubt.

Richt also provided an update on fullback Quayvon Hicks, who is nursing a hamstring injury. Richt added that sophomore receiver Isaiah McKenzie has been limited in practice due to his hamstring ailment.

McKenzie returned to practice on Tuesday and has been cleared for contact, however.

Richt said inside linebackers Reggie Carter (undisclosed) and Tim Kimbrough (knee) do not have serious injuries and will be back in the near future. Taking the positive route, Richt said Kimbrough and Carter’s absence has allowed for other players to earn practice reps.

“They have had a lot of reps in the system. I hate that they’re missing time but I think we can afford a little bit of that because they have a pretty good feel of what we’re doing and why. On the positive side, if you look at it, we can get our younger linebackers a lot more work and that can create depth at the position.”

On Thursday, senior Jake Ganus and freshman Roquan Smith were the first two inside linebackers partaking in individual drills.

Defensive back Aaron Davis was still in a green non-contact jersey at practice with a cast on his left wrist and hand. Offensive lineman Sage Hardin was spotted in a green non-contact jersey doing individual work off to the side of his fellow position mates.

For the third consecutive practice, offensive tackle Dyshon Sims was able to participate. Last week he was in a green non-contact jersey due to a concussion.