Georgia outside linebacker Chuks Amaechi will be "very limited" in spring practice, head coach Kirby Smart said on Tuesday.
Georgia outside linebacker Chuks Amaechi played through a torn labrum during the 2015 season and had underwent surgery to repair it in early January. Early in his recovery, Amaechi was seen around campus wearing a sling. Smart said Amaechi will not go through any contact this spring and will run all of his drills "on air."
Amaechi transferred to Georgia from Arizona Western College, a junior college program, and totaled five tackles and half-a-sack during the 2015 season.
He appeared in all 13 of Georgia's games.
Amaechi could find himself in an expanded role in 2016 now that Jordan Jenkins has graduated and Leonard Floyd declared a year early for the NFL draft.
Georgia has been hit at linebacker with injuries thus far. In addition to Amaechi, inside linebackers Roquan Smith (wrist), Reggie Carter (shoulder) and Shaun McGee (knee).
Running back Brendan Douglas, Smart said, will start the spring in a non-contact jersey due to a wrist injury he sustained during a practice prior to the TaxSlayer Bowl.