It looks like tailback Todd Gurley and safety Tray Matthews won’t play again until the Florida game.
Gurley would miss his third straight game with an ankle injury if he can’t go Saturday against Vanderbilt.
“We’re preparing to play without him,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said after practice Wednesday.
Gurley wasn’t practicing during the open media portion early in practice, but Richt said at another part of practice that he “was out there moving around and changing direction a little bit and catching a couple of balls here and there. Not at a tempo that will make you feel like he’ll have a chance. If we played tomorrow, he wouldn’t be playing tomorrow, I know that.”
Matthews would also miss his third straight game with a pulled hamstring.
“Tray isn’t even attempting to do any football specific-drills,” Richt said. “Todd’s at least doing some things that were football-related.”
–John Theus is poised to supplant Kolton Houston as the starting offensive right tackle
“Right this minute Theus is lining up at No. 1,” Richt said. “He practiced well last week and played well last week. He deserves a chance to start.”
–Inside linebacker Ramik Wilson, the SEC’s second-leading tackler, returned to practice Wednesday from a bruised knee.
“He looked good,” Richt said. “I think he’ll be fine.”
–Richt spoke on the impact that wide receiver Jonathon Rumph might have playing for the first time for Georgia after a hamstring injury.
“He hasn’t played all year, obviously,” Richt said. “He hasn’t practiced in a long time, or at least before this week. He’s still getting comfortable with the system. To think that he’ll make a huge impact, it would be hard to predict that, but hopefully he’ll get in the game and when he gets opportunities, he’ll make plays.”
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