Kendall Milton saw limited reps in Georgia’s season opener against UT-Martin on Saturday as he continues to nurse a hamstring injury from fall camp.

Bulldogs’ head coach Kirby Smart gave an update on Milton’s status during the SEC coaches teleconference Wednesday, and he believes Milton has made significant progress in returning to 100%.

“I thought he looked as good as he has looked in a long time yesterday. So I don’t know what percentage because I didn’t ask him, but just off the tape, I thought he had a little more explosive, a lot more confidence,” Smart said. “He had faster numbers. He felt good, I think it’s a stamina issue according to the trainers that he is starting to build up his stamina and that probably helped with that on Saturday. As long as he keeps moving and stays warm, he does well.”

Getting Milton back to 100% would be huge in terms of give the Bulldogs more depth at the running back position, which is one of the thinner position groups for Georgia.

Milton had 53 yards on 9 attempts in Georgia’s win Saturday. Last season, he rushed for 592 yards and 8 touchdowns.

Georgia will face Ball State at home on Saturday.