Two Key Georgia Defenders Still Missing At Practice
In preparation for the Missouri game this Saturday, the Georgia Bulldogs took to the Indoor Practice Facility for part of practice on Tuesday.
With 86° temperatures and high humidity in Athens on Tuesday, the Dawgs took advantage of the climate-controlled atmosphere, while dressed out in full pads.
Junior defensive tackle Trenton Thompson and senior linebacker Reggie Carter, who each did not play against Vanderbilt, were not on the practice field.
Thompson sprained the MCL in his knee two weeks ago during the Tennessee game. Carter also left the Tennessee game with an injury. Both would be starting if healthy.
Inside linebacker Natrez Patrick, in the second week of a four-game suspension, also won’t suit up for the Dawgs on Saturday, although he participated in practice. Junior Juwan Taylor, who has seven tackles this season, started in place of Patrick and Carter against Vandy. Freshman linebacker Monty Rice, 10th on the Dawgs in tackles with 13, also saw considerable action.
Senior outside linebacker Davin Bellamy practiced with his left hand heavily bandaged, much the same way he had it taped against the Commodores. During the game, the heavy bandage (protecting a broken bone) didn’t appear the hand effected his tackling but it was noticeable he couldn’t get his typical leverage while pass rushing.