Georgia star outside linebacker Jarvis Jones brushed aside any thought that his strained groin might keep him out of a second straight game Saturday when Georgia plays Vanderbilt.
“I’m going to play,” Jones said.
Jones practiced in a regular jersey Tuesday, but he did last week as well when he ended up not playing.
“He did all the stuff that we’re doing,” defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said after Tuesday’s full pads practice. “He got a good workout in and we’ll continue to do it day-by-day and see how he progresses and hopefully he’ll be at full strength come Saturday.”
Jones dressed out for the Florida Atlantic game Saturday, but was held out of the 56-20 Bulldogs victory. He said he was itching to get in the game. He even put his helmet under the bench so he would resist the temptation to try to play.
“I’m fine,” Jones said. “I’ve been treating it ever since it happened. I’m just getting back in the groove. They put me out there this week. We’re taking it slow. We’re not trying to do nothing fast and probably re-injure myself. It’s a process.”
Jones said he “coached up” freshman outside linebackers Jordan Jenkins and Josh Dawson while on the sideline.
“Seeing it from a whole different point of view,” Jones said. “From being on the field taking 70, 75 snaps a game to being on the sideline not taking any.”
He insists that will change Saturday.
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