Two weeks after wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell underwent arthroscopic knee surgery, his status for the Aug. 30 opener against Clemson remains up in the air.
Coach Mark Richt didn‚Äôt get into it much when asked if there was a chance he‚Äôd be ready.
‚ÄúI don‚Äôt‚Äô know,‚Äù Richt said. ‚ÄúI‚Äôd just as soon not get into that.‚Äù
Georgia returned to the practice field to some good news with a couple of players coming off injury.
Inside linebacker Ramik Wilson took another step toward being ready for the opener, practicing in a regular jersey for the first time since sustaining a concussion. He was in a non-contact jersey a day earlier.
Georgia still had receivers in non-contact jerseys on Thursday: Reggie Davis (hand), Justin Scott-Wesley (knee) and Chris Conley. Freshman Isaiah McKenzie remained out of practice.
‚ÄúEven at that position we‚Äôre getting more and more guys back ready to go,‚Äù Richt said. ‚ÄúThe good news is the good majority of those guys have had opportunity. The true freshmen, they‚Äôre guys that are learning and all but I think we have enough in the fold that have experience, we have a pretty good idea they know what to do and when the time comes, they‚Äôll be ready.‚Äù
Richt said he expected the majority of the receivers who were in non-contact to be able to go Friday night when the Bulldogs hold their second preseason scrimmage.