Athens – Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green’s availability for Saturday’s game at Georgia Tech remains in doubt.
Georgia coach Mark Richt said this afternoon that Green has not yet regained sufficient strength or range of motion in his left shoulder, which he injured in the Nov. 14 game against Auburn.
“Right now, he’s still working on the strength and getting the soreness out,” Richt said. “He doesn’t have full range of motion right now. Sometimes these things can change quickly, and sometimes they don’t.”
Richt said a decision to play Green probably wouldn’t be made before game time, although a decision against playing him could come sooner.
“If he couldn’t have a full range of motion and run full speed and feel comfortable and confident by Thursday, it’d be very unlikely he’d play,” Richt said.
Green suffered a sprained joint in the shoulder in the first half of Georgia’s victory over Auburn and did not play in last week’s loss to Kentucky. He is the Bulldogs’ leading receiver with 47 catches for 751 yards.
Richt said safety Bacarri Rambo, who also missed the Kentucky game after suffering a concussion against Auburn, is more likely than Green to play at Tech. The plan is for Rambo to go full-speed at Wednesday’s practice for the first time since the concussion.
“We’re pretty confident Bacarri will [play Saturday],” Richt said.