(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.