Kirby Smart offers update, future outlook about injuries to Stetson Bennett, Kendall Milton
Georgia is once again facing a long list of injuries as it gets set to play at Missouri this week. The Bulldogs had several players injured and out last week against Florida, and then others were injured during the game.
That list included QB Stetson Bennett, who suffered an AC sprain of his right shoulder, and RB Kendall Milton, who suffered an MCL sprain of his left knee. Milton will likely be out three to four weeks, Smart said.
“He’s got to find out today if he’s able to go out there and throw,” Smart said of Bennett. “It’s one of those deals that we don’t know how effective he’s going to be, whether he’s going to require another shot to do it.”
Smart said Georgia would get the three other QBs, D’Wan Mathis, JT Daniels and Carson Beck ready in case Bennett is unavailable. Smart declined to say if Bennett would start at Missouri if healthy.
“A lot will be determined by Tuesday and Wednesday practice for us,” Smart said.
Smart also said that wide receiver Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint had a fractured and dislocated ankle, which was suffered on a touchdown he scored. Rosemy-Jacksaint had surgery on Monday morning, and he will be out for the rest of the season, but the medical staff expects a full recovery. It’s a similar injury previously sustained by Riley Ridley and James Cook.
Smart also said that RB Kenny McIntosh made the trip to Florida and the Bulldogs were hopeful he could play on Saturday. Smart called it a 85 percent bounce back to his former self, as it’s now a hamstring that is bothering him as opposed to a knee.
With WR George Pickens, Smart said again that it boils down to pain tolerance as he practiced last week.
S Lewis Cine is in concussion protocol so his status is unknown.
DL Jordan Davis is “week to week,” Smart said.