Kirby Smart announced big news for No. 2 Georgia at his Monday press conference when he revealed that Darnell Washington and Tykee Smith would be “full go” in practice this week ahead of the game against No. 8 Arkansas.

After two “full go” practices, however, Smart sounds less optimistic about Washington and Smith playing in the near future, according to Mike Griffith of Dawg Nation.

“I don’t know if they will be able to play in the game or not, but they are working toward it, I can promise you that,” Smart told reporters Tuesday night, per Griffith.

Smart said both players practiced both days, per Dawg Nation.

“I thought Tykee looked better on Monday, he was moving around,” Smart told reporters. We’ve got them on a pitch count. They will only be able to take limited reps from a standpoint of getting sore as the volume goes up.

“Darnell struggled a little bit (Monday), but he looked good today. Both of them have a ways to go.”

UGA fans certainly weren’t hoping to hear “a ways to go” so soon after the “full go” news. The Dawgs, however, have managed just fine so far without Washington and Smith, who are each recovering from foot injuries suffered in fall camp.