JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two Georgia players did not make the trip for on-site TaxSlayer Bowl practices, and one won't be available for the game.
Georgia interim head coach Bryan McClendon said fullback Quayvon Hicks will not play. He was seen on crutches last week in Athens and, according to a team spokesman, sustained a knee injury.
With Hicks out, the Bulldogs are thin at running back, since he would likely take some carries with Brendan Douglas (wrist) missing the bowl game as well. McClendon said as a result, running back A.J. Turman could be in line for some carries.
"Any time you see a guy to go through things like that, it’s tough to see," McClendon said of Hicks. "You put as much into the guys to make sure they understand there’s more value to them outside of what they do in between these white lines. He still has a lot to look forward to both on and off the field as he moves on. You do hate seeing stuff like that happen."
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Safety Johnathan Abram and receiver Shaquery Wilson did not make the trip down with the Bulldogs.
McClendon said Abram is still dealing with a family issue, which is what caused him to miss a couple of practices last week He said he's not counting on Abram to play but didn't rule out the possibility he'd come down.
Wilson did not make the trip due to an academic-related matter.