UGA Football

Sony Michel still in a 'step by step process' with rehab

By Jason Butt

jbutt@macon.com

Sony Michel.
Sony Michel. Georgia Sports Communications

Sony Michel’s status still appears unchanged based on what head coach Kirby Smart had to say during an appearance on 680 The Fan.

After giving an optimistic take on fellow running back Nick Chubb, who is "pointing in that direction" to return to the football field against North Carolina, Smart seemed less enthused about Michel’s status.

Michel has been wearing a black non-contact jersey in practice and was most recently wearing a wrap around his arm. Michel sustained an open fracture to his left forearm in an All-Terrain Vehicle accident on July 3.

In recent practices, Michel has taken hand-offs and caught passes in individual drills.

But Smart said Michel hasn’t been getting much work in team situations, which was also evidenced by sticking to conditioning work during last Saturday’s scrimmage.

"I don’t know if he’s getting more reps," Smart said. "He’s not able to carry the ball yet. It’s a step by step process for him. We don’t know where he’s going to be."

As preseason camp begins, Georgia running back practiced solo with director of sports medicine Ron Courson. Other scenes from first practice.

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