ATHENS — Trinton Sturdivant, attempting a comeback after missing almost all of the past two seasons because of knee surgeries, is listed as the No. 2 left tackle on Georgia’s depth chart this week.
“We don’t have to work him in quick right now,” offensive line coach Stacy Searels said after practice Tuesday, “but I would like to see him play Saturday and get some quality reps and gain some confidence.
“Anytime you have two major surgeries like he did, it’s going to take awhile to get that confidence back.”
After starting every game at left tackle as a freshman, Sturdivant blew out his left knee in preseason camp in 2008 and missed the entire season. Then, after making it back to the starting lineup for the 2009 opener, he reinjured the same knee in that game and had to start the surgery/rehab process all over again.
“Trinton is being smart and making sure he’s not doing anything that will hurt him during his return,” right tackle Josh Davis said Tuesday. “In my opinion, Trinton looks great. He’s almost back to his old form.”
Georgia’s starting offensive line Saturday will be the same that finished last season: Clint Boling at left tackle, Cordy Glenn at left guard, Ben Jones at center, Chris Davis at right guard and Josh Davis at right tackle. Glenn and Jones missed much of preseason practice because of mononucleosis and arthroscopic knee surgery, respectively, but have practiced the past few days.