Illnesses have hit Georgia linemen this week and caused two of them to miss the team’s scrimmage on Saturday.
Left tackle Isaiah Wynn, who has been out of practice all week with what coach Kirby Smart has described as an illness, missed the Bulldogs’ first of three scrimmages. Wynn was spotted by reporters before the scrimmage. Smart also said defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter missed the scrimmage with an illness, but is expected back soon. Smart hasn’t detailed either illness, or given a timetable for Wynn’s return.
Isaiah Wynn spotted at today's scrimmage, although he was not wearing his helmet. Coach Smart says he's suffering from an illness.
— Anthony Dasher (@AnthonyDasher1) August 12, 2017
Dyshon Sims has replaced Wynn at left tackle, which has shifted the alignment of the line as the coaching staff looks to develop a consistent lineup. Redshirt freshman Ben Cleveland has played right tackle. Beyond Sims, D’Marcus Hayes and Kendall Baker are options at left tackle.
“It doesn’t help our cohesion as a unit,” Smart told reporters. “When he’s in there, we’re a better unit. It forces other guys to play at right tackle, at left tackle.”
Ledbetter started four games last season after he returned to play in seven games overall following a six-game suspension. He had 24 tackles, a sack and five quarterback pressures.