On the day Georgia announced Malcolm Mitchell underwent arthroscopic knee surgery–putting his status for the start of the season up in the air–coach Mark Richt didn’t sound that optimistic about when another explosive wide receiver will be good to go.
Justin Scott-Wesley is expected to miss the season opener as suspension for his marijuana arrest last fall, but his return from a torn ACL could also hold him back.
Richt expects Scott-Wesley to practice but his comments about that were cautious.
“I’m not sure when he’s going to really be able to play a game of football for us,” Richt said. “We think it will be this season. He’s moving along but he didn’t move along quite as quick as some of the others.”
Another player coming back from injury is tight end Jay Rome.
Richt said Rome’s toe “still is a little tender. My guess is they’ll be some modification to what he does as far as will he get every single snap of every single practice that he normally would get, I don’t know. It’ll be based on how it’s feeling. I would say more than likely not miss a whole day, but maybe miss a rep here and there. Maybe a certain drill we may hold him out to get him to an 11-on-11 part of the day or whatever it is. It’s going to be on how he feels.”
Tailback Keith Marshall won’t be limited, Richt said, other than if he gets sore as he returns from a torn ACL.
“There’s not a drill right now that he’s excluded from,” Richt said.