The SEC’s top returning weapon in the return game may not have the opportunity in Georgia’s season opener.

Co-special teams coordinator John Lilly said this week that Isaiah McKenzie’s lingering hamstring injury which has caused him to miss fall practice time remains an issue.

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Named to the preseason All-SEC team as a return specialist, McKenzie led the league last season as a true freshman with three returns for touchdowns.

“I don’t have punt return. But I’ll say this from a kickoff return standpoint: We don’t play for eight more days,” Lilly said, according to the AJC.

McKenzie’s role as a wide receiver will expand this season in the wake of a career-ending injury to Justin Scott-Wesley. He is likely Georgia’s No. 2 target behind Malcolm Mitchell and a few spots ahead of five-star freshman Terry Godwin.