ATHENS, GA— Kirby Smart took the podium this morning and told the media that Georgia currently has the longest injury list in his time as head coach. Georgia football’s Executive Associate Athletic Director Ron Courson told him the information heading into this week.
The biggest injury news he gave was on right tackle Amarius Mims (ankle). Mims got injured in the second quarter in the second quarter against South Carolina and had to get helped off the field. He is expected undergo tightrope surgery on his ankle and his timetable is unknown.
Many players on the roster have been through a similar injury including Arian Smith, Lawson Luckie, Ladd McConkey and others.
When Mims left the game, Dylan Fairchild joined the line at left guard, and Xavier Truss moved to right tackle. Austin Blaske is another candidate to get starts in the near future with experience and versatility at different spots on the line.
Smart said that McConkey (back) will likely be out for their upcoming game against UAB as well.
Running backs Kendall Milton (MCL) and Roderick Robinson (high ankle sprain) did not get a lot of snaps against South Carolina in the second half due to their injuries. Robinson’s timetable is unknown and Milton is day-to-day, because he’s been dealing with the same knee injury for a while now.
Safety Javon Bullard is considered day-to-day with his ankle injury. Smart said after the South Carolina game that Bullard was able to practice last week, but once he went through warm-ups he did not feel 100%. So, they decided to sit him for this game.