Kirby Smart offered the latest health update about TE Darnell Washington and DB Tykee Smith as Georgia gets set to play South Carolina this week in Athens.

Washington and Smith are each recovering from foot injuries suffered in fall camp, and have shown progress recently. Neither are wearing a walking boot anymore, and have done underwater running.

“We’re excited about Tykee and Darnell, they are out of their boots,” Smart said Monday at his regular weekly press conference. “Been able to do some weight-bearing running. They’re going to be doing some running some this week, and like I said, I’m so hopeful to get those guys back, and get them back quickly. I think Ron (Courson) had them scanned yesterday. Scan looked good. They’re healing, probably not optimistic that they’ll be able to play this week. But hopeful will get them back soon.”

Smart described them as doubtful for this week’s game.