Kirby Smart shares injury updates on Georgia defenders Richard LeCounte and Jordan Davis
A pair of Georgia defensive players are currently dealing with injuries that have already caused them to miss some time, but they’re both working to come back at some point before the end of the season, according to the latest updates from head coach Kirby Smart during his Monday press conference.
Senior safety Richard LeCounte (shoulder and ribs) is progressing, but he has yet to return to practice. Smart said that LeCounte is doubtful for Saturday’s game at South Carolina.
Junior nose tackle Jordan Davis (elbow) could be back for the matchup against the Gamecocks, per Smart, after he’s missed the past two games.
“We’re hopeful on Jordan, Jordan’s closer than Richard,” Smart said during his press conference. “Richard’s not able to get out there and practice, I don’t honestly know on Richard, I’ll find out more today. I know he’s trying his best to get back and come back as soon he can, he’s probably doubtful. But Jordan’s got a chance and that’s promising. We’re hopeful to get him back, and get him back out there going.”
It would be a boost for the Bulldogs to get either of these players back, although it sounds more likely that Davis will return first. Davis had 12 tackles in five games this season before getting injured.
Georgia and South Carolina will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday on SEC Network.