Kirby Smart shares latest Georgia injury update following Alabama game
Four weeks into the 2020 season, Georgia is off to a strong 3-1 start. However, it just suffered its first loss of the year at Alabama this past Saturday. The Bulldogs now have a bye week before looking to bounce back at Kentucky on Oct. 31.
As you’d expect four weeks into the season, Georgia is dealing with some injuries. On Tuesday, Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart shared updates on some of those players during his weekly press conference. And with a week off, perhaps it will allow for them to get back closer to full strength before the next game.
Here’s what Smart said about each of these injured players:
- Senior defensive back DJ Daniel: “DJ has been battling an ankle. It’s been bothering him and he’s practiced, he’s done everything we’ve asked, he’s rehabbed. He is trying to get better and we’re hopeful that he gets to 100 percent this week and can get back to the level he was playing at last year.”
- Sophomore running back Kenny McIntosh: “Kenny banged up his knee early in the [Alabama] game. I don’t know if it was on the opening kick or if it was one of the first carries, I’m not sure when it exactly happened. We don’t think he’s going to be out long, but he’s hurting a little bit, will probably wear a black jersey at least today. We’ll see how he goes day-to-day, but we don’t think it’s anything long-term.”
- Senior defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt: “Devonte Wyatt is fine. He played the whole game [against Alabama]. He’s banged up, but he’s fine. He’s good to go.”
- Junior wide receiver Matt Landers: “Matt has been dealing with a shoulder that occurred in the Tennessee game on what I thought was a pass interference, but it was the play he got banged up on. He came back and helped us in the game on special teams and played, but he was limited during the week of practice.”
Georgia and Kentucky are set to kick off on Oct. 31 at noon ET on SEC Network.