Injuries sideline several Dogs as spring practice winds down (UPDATED)

(Updated 8 p.m.)

ATHENS — Georgia’s football team Thursday held its next-to-last practice before Saturday’s G-Day game. And judging from the increased number of players wearing green non-contact jerseys, spring practice is ending with a flurry of injuries.

Among the new players in green Thursday: inside linebackers Richard Samuel and Marcus Dowtin, offensive lineman Chris Davis and defensive lineman Abry Jones.

Coach Mark Richt indicated after practice that none of the injuries are serious.

Davis’ hip is bothering him, Richt said, but “it’s nothing that is long-term serious.” As for Samuel, he is doubtful for G-Day, said Richt, who could not recall the specific injury. Dowtin and Jones should be able to practice Friday and play Saturday, Richt said.

On the offensive line, Chris Burnette worked at first-team right guard Thursday in Davis’ place.

Tailback Caleb King missed a fourth consecutive practice, still bothered by a strained knee. King is not expected to play Saturday, but his injury is not a long-term concern, offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said. King’s absence from practice has been “precautionary,” Bobo said.

Wide receiver Marlon Brown, who had been limited by a shoulder injury for almost two weeks, participated fully in Thursday’s practice and is expected to play Saturday.

One other note: Bobo said he hopes to have a quarterback depth chart a week or so after G-Day. “We’ll go back and revisit everything and talk about where we want to stack ‘em up,” he said.

Also, here’s a story on Todd Grantham’s first spring in 12 years in college football.


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champdawgs

April 8th, 2010
4:06 pm

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The D

April 8th, 2010
4:07 pm

appreciate the update, maybe first we will see

The D

April 8th, 2010
4:07 pm

well played champdawgs, well played!!

droopydawg

April 8th, 2010
4:15 pm

I’m starting to get worried about the injury bug…particularly when important pieces like King, Brown, Abry, and Davis are getting hurt. I feel like we have a legitimate shot at ten wins this year despite the introduction of a new DEF and QB, but we are too thin this year to have any major injuries and still compete for the east.

Let the excuses begin

April 8th, 2010
4:22 pm

These dawgs must be weak with all of the injuries. Strength and conditioning is so lax at UGA. CMR needs a complete overhaul for this program.

Dawg On It

April 8th, 2010
4:31 pm

Wait till the fall

Let the excuese begin, Really??

April 8th, 2010
4:34 pm

You really have no clue, don’t you.

bill

April 8th, 2010
4:36 pm

Is it recruitinig or conditioning? Either way, this is the same story, different season.

Graduated UGA Football Player

April 8th, 2010
4:37 pm

To the guy who said that “conditioning at UGA was lax”, you don’t know what in the hell your talking about!

Let the excuses begin

April 8th, 2010
4:38 pm

Droopy Dawg….. 10 wins ????? what you smokin? Got get a cab dude to take you back to reality

Let the excuses begin

April 8th, 2010
4:43 pm

Yes it is lax when teams like Kentucky and Vandy push 4 star players all over the field dumbo. Sure is funny how CMR paid a visit to Va. Tech to check out their strength and conditioning program. Guess it will take a couple more years for CMR to realize this just like it took him to realize that Willie sucked

Purdy

April 8th, 2010
4:46 pm

Got a point there ! Why is there so many injuries with this team? I say both recruiting and conditioning bill!

BG

April 8th, 2010
4:47 pm

Let the excuses begin, What you smoking fool? UGA had some of the strongest players at pro day and the combine this year.

Let the excuses begin

April 8th, 2010
4:49 pm

I’m an idiot and a UGA hater. Oh, well time for me to start the 2nd shift with the Geek Squad at Best Buy. Man-o-man do I ever rock!

Eat and Tweet

April 8th, 2010
4:49 pm

These playa’s are not on a proper diet and get lax in practice and not too sharp at the end of practices thus become injury prone. Just ask David Pollock , he told ole Jeffery that he was a fat pig.

Montez

April 8th, 2010
4:52 pm

Isa still sits in jail but Isa nots injured……..

beatdowns galore

April 8th, 2010
4:54 pm

Clem and his son whups Pernos pummeled dawgs 14 – 6 Bwaaaaaaaaahhhhhh

gdawg

April 8th, 2010
4:58 pm

conditioning is not lax dude.you go thru mat drills at 6am and see if you think conditioning is lax.must not have played the game.

Graduated UGA Football Player

April 8th, 2010
5:01 pm

Do you not think that other university’s don’t visit UGA’s strength and conditioning programs and take back to their schools what we did at UGA? This is not an unusual practice; many D-1 schools visit each others schools in the off-season and share ideas! Have you ever been to a UGA workout? You seem to “KNOW IT ALL”! Thanks BG for your comment! Get in UGA’s conditioning program, get on the field, and then you can talk; again, you don’t know what in the hell you are talking about!

dawgfan13

April 8th, 2010
5:03 pm

Is it me, does Marlon Brown seem to be injured all the time. This guy may be a bust!

Let the excuses begin

April 8th, 2010
5:03 pm

gdawg…. get you a cab dude , even Kevin Butler questioned the conditioning at UGA. Get over it….. its lax dude and has been for some time loser!

Change " finish the drill"

April 8th, 2010
5:07 pm

Finish the Drill is stale! Time to finish the game and quit dancin and partyin at 2:00am

Let the excuses begin

April 8th, 2010
5:12 pm

dawgfan13 …. many UGA players are gonna be bust, Sturdivant ,King, Brown and Durham just to mention a few. Bank on it !

Junkyard Dawg

April 8th, 2010
5:13 pm

“F” all the HATERS that camp out on the GEORGIA blog!

GO DAWGS!

AltamahaDawg

April 8th, 2010
5:20 pm

Not a big deal. This is a third of the players sidelined this time last year. Spring practice are always going to nick up some folks. It’s finally just a normal few and folks are worried about injuries Now?

kevin

April 8th, 2010
5:40 pm

The injuries do seem to pile up every year. If it’s not conditioning, is it over-practicing–what is it?

DawginLex

April 8th, 2010
5:59 pm

HEY EXCUSES,

What excuse do you have for being a grown man and still living with your mother?

midland Dog

April 8th, 2010
6:01 pm

Just go to the park with a bunch of guys and go at it at football for a few hours and see if someone doesn’t get hurt. I think I would be more concerned if no one got hurt, then we’d be hearing they aren’t working hard enough.

DawginLex

April 8th, 2010
6:05 pm

HEY EXCUSES,

What excuse do you have that you:

1.) Only date blow up dolls
2.) Still live at home at age 40
3.) Weigh 328 lbs
4.) Are 5′ 5″”
5.) Troll the UGA blogs because you are a closet Techie who is jealous of a real football team

Remember, as I have reminder several of the nerd herd:

Driving with your blow up doll date in the front seat does NOT qualify you to drive in the HOV lane.

North Georgia Dawg

April 8th, 2010
6:21 pm

I have to agree that Richt needs to take a look at the conditioning program. I have never in my life seen a program with so many shoulder injuries. I for one nursed a shoulder injury all through High School ball. The sports trainer kept telling me that I was not developing my shoulder muscles along with the other larger muscles. Basically, I was working everything else except the shoulders. Secondly, we do always have a strong showing in the combines, especially the weight lifting aspects. However, the human body (joints, bones & ligaments) are not designed to support 300 lbs. and we wonder why guys like owens and sturdivant blow their knees out.

North Georgia Dawg

April 8th, 2010
6:27 pm

There is more to conditioning than just being in shape. The whole point of conditioning is to keep you from getting injured. It seems like we are not accomplishing that. There is a right way to work-out and then there is the rightway. There is a true science to it and maybe we need to revamp the program just like we did the D. Change is not always a bad thing as long as we don’t try to re-invent the wheel. I think Richt will handle it in due time…..

Win P.

April 8th, 2010
6:42 pm

How does UGA’s injuries at this stage compare to injuries at other SEC schools? Is it a media thing (slow news day)where there is little to report? Do we really need to know every time a player has a headache? Is there an increase in caution or prehaps legal concerns? Have sports officials become smarter, working with athletes? A one point it was considered poor conditioning to take water or fluids during works outs. The best way to deal with having your “bell rung” was to immediately reenter the game. A wise former employer once spoke these profound words; “If you are sick, then you are sick”.

jrmdvm1

April 8th, 2010
6:48 pm

I, too, have concerns about the conditioning part of strength and conditioning. From the “numbers” I have seen reported, we are doing fine in the strength part of things. Some former players have been near the top in strength tests at the NFL combines. But, conditioning is also important, and is key to minimizing injuries. Unfortunately, it is much easier to measure ( weight, repetitions ) the strength part of things. One measure of success in conditioning is the number of injuries, and we do seem to be having problems in that area.

DawgFan24

April 8th, 2010
6:59 pm

DawgFan13. I think you’re right. The guy seems too dumb to play at the college level. Thank God for AJ. Hopefully Brown will prove me wrong…

patrick sulley

April 8th, 2010
8:28 pm

Tom

April 8th, 2010
8:50 pm

Its funny how the other day on this blog that CMR praised the lack of injuries in spring football. I guess CMR spoke too soon! Thankfully its only spring, but it won’t give the bulldog nation something to look at for G day.

As long as Gray gets the least amount of snaps I’m happy.

just a meminder

April 8th, 2010
9:27 pm

Most players play hurt or they ride the pine. Anyone who has accually played football knows this.

dawgfan

April 8th, 2010
9:35 pm

Not a big deal! It’s spring football! If there’s the most remote possibility of making an injury worse and affecting long term training, a coach is going to err on the side of caution. There’s just no need to risk injury when you are playing YOURSELVES.

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we have heard that before

April 8th, 2010
10:32 pm

Back in 2001 & 2006, everybody was complaining abut injuries and the conditioning program.

Then in 2002 & 2007, Richt finished in the top 3 in the nation, both times

Nothing new here, we’ve heard all the criticism before. Richt always reponds the same way–dominates the SEC, just like 2002 &2007.

hugedawgfan

April 9th, 2010
12:43 am

Please stop with the childish come-backs and cut downs. Stick to football and stop seeing who can get the last word. If you are any student of the game, the rash of injuries on this team year in and year out should concern you. Why is this? Finally CMR woke up and saw the light as to why we were giving up 30-40 pts a game and corrected it. Now it may be time to turn the attention to the strength and conditioning portion of the program. Yes it is a contact sport and people are going to get hurt but also look at the years we either won the SEC or was in contention, there was little to no injuries to the starters. I will always believe we need change in the S & C part of the program or at least try something different or consult someone else. No one can deny that injuries to this team have been devastating especially in the recent years.

RED DOG 77

April 9th, 2010
1:16 am

I rarely make predictions, however after our first win [a patsy]…………We will drill the living DOG crap out of South Carolina, then, and only then will the usual suspects have to zip their lips…………………..GO DOGS!!!……GATA !!! SIC EM WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOOF !!!!

zulucanbial

April 9th, 2010
1:32 am

look if jeff owens can put up 44 reps of 225 at the combine (one short of a NFL record) i dont think UGA strength and conditioning needs any help….seems like more bad luck than it does anything.

Two Sides To A Story

April 9th, 2010
3:36 am

Whether you fault UGA or bad luck for the number of injuries the ‘Dogs have had over the past 3-5 years, there is no denying that injuries are always a story with our program.

Either way, something should change to remedy this. Is the University doing something about it?

There you go, AJC boys. Do some reportin’!

UGA owns you tasty bees..

April 9th, 2010
6:13 am

I live 30 minutes west of ATL, and are there on business and pleasure several times a week. I just want to take this time to let all of the outsiders know, that even in the HEART of their own city, UGA fans outnumber dumb techies 10:1 or more. Seriously. There are MILLIONS of people around the metro area, are you techie beez just that lame???

JacketsBuzzIT1968

April 9th, 2010
7:55 am

Does it really matter that they have a few minor injuries at this point? Everybody has players with minor injuries in the spring. Once they get used to the workouts again they will be fine. Same thing happens here at Tech!

Papadawg

April 9th, 2010
7:58 am

Injury bug could mean they are not in good condition or we have fire back in our gut and are knocking the crap out of each other. I hope it’s the latter

GT BABY

April 9th, 2010
9:19 am

DAWGINLEX-A REAL FOOTBALL TEAM? HAHAHAHAHA A REAL FOOTBALL TEAM DOESNT LOSE TO KENTUCKY HAHAHAHA. A REAL TEAM DOESNT GET BLOWN OUT BY FLA AND TENN HAHAHAHA. A REAL FOOTBALL TEAM DOESNT HAVE 8 ARRESTS BEFORE THE SUMMER. DAWGINLEX, YOUR A JOKE! EVERYONE KNOWS UGA SUCKS EXCEPT GEORGIA FANS. YALL ARE THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE NATION.

GT BABY

April 9th, 2010
9:27 am

RED DAWG 77- YOU JUST NEED TO SHUT UP. YOU DONT KNOW WHAT THE HELL YOUR TALKING ABOUT. UGAY SUCKS!