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Georgia has several players missing or limited from practice this preseason due to injuries.

That’s hardly out of the ordinary considering the Bulldogs wrapped up their sixth preseason practice on Wednesday morning.

Inside linebacker Ramik Wilson and junior college transfer cornerback Shattle Fenteng missed another day of practice.

Both were on hand watching, but their specific injuries have not been disclosed. Fenteng is believed to have an arm or shoulder injury.

In the past two seasons and this spring, Georgia issued injury reports daily from director of sports medicine Ron Courson listing a player’s injury and if the player practiced or was limited.

Not anymore. At least for now.

Coach Mark Richt, meeting with the media today for the first time since practices started, was asked about Wilson.

“He’s not practicing, but he’ll be OK, pretty soon,” Richt said.

When asked, Richt did say he thought that Wilson would be fine to play for the Aug. 30 opener against Clemson.

The previous injury list was more information than many programs offer to reporters.

“We’re done doing that,” Richt said of disclosing injuries.

Asked why that is, Richt said: “Because we don’t want to tell the whole world what’s going on.”

That may or may not be the final word on that, but it sounds headed in that direction.

Richt had provided updates throughout the summer on Georgia players returning from injuries last season.

The Bulldogs are coming off a rough season on the injury front with seven players undergoing ACL surgeries, including one this past spring.

Georgia probably would still put out information on players who undergo surgery like it did with receiver Malcolm Mitchell’s arthroscopic knee surgery last week.

Georgia players who were limited today (again, no details on what their injuries are): outside linebacker Leonard Floyd and wide receivers Chris Conley and Justin Scott –Wesley (coming off knee surgery).

Tight end Jordan Davis also wasn’t spotted during the media viewing period.

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