Mitchell out with ankle injury

Malcolm Mitchell won’t play cornerback after all Saturday.

Or receiver. Or return kicks.

The sophomore is out for Georgia’s opener against Buffalo, the school said on Friday.

Mitchell sustained a left ankle sprain in Thursday’s light practice.

“No projections at this point on his availability for next week’s game (against Missouri),” senior associate athletic director Claude Felton  said via email.

Mitchell was moved to cornerback prior to spring practice to shore up a secondary already depleted by a two-game suspension to cornerback Sanders Commings and the dismissal of two backups after a campus theft.

Mitchell, who led Georgia in receiving yards per game last year, was expected to start at cornerback.

Branden Smith and Damian Swann are now the top corners available for Saturday.

Freshman Sheldon Dawson and freshman Josh Harvey-Clemons, who has practiced at nickel corner, could see more playing time now.

Redshirt freshman Devin Bowman said earlier this week he didn’t know if he would get in the game. His chances may be better now.

“If I get a chance to be on the field, I’m going to try to make the best of it,” Bowman said.

 

 

 

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