It doesn’t appear that the sore shoulder bothering Georgia’s Leonard Floyd is a serious concern.

Not yet anyway.

The redshirt junior outside linebacker resumed practice last week after missing a day to undergo a precautionary MRI following complaints of soreness in the joint, according to the Athens Banner-Herald. The tests came back negative and Floyd, who is one of the nation’s pass rushers, returned to practice the following day.

Per his custom, Bulldogs coach Mark Richt declined to talk about specific players and their injuries. Media members are granted limited access to Georgia practices.

But it’s a good bet that Richt and his medical staff are keeping a close eye on things. It’s likely that they will schedule in a few light days for him between now and the Sept. 5 opener against Louisiana-Monroe to lessen the wear and tear that comes from playing. A rangy 6-foot-4, 231-pound terror to opposing quarterbacks and ball carriers, Floyd is too valuable a defensive commodity to do otherwise.

He was voted the team’s Defensive MVP in 2014 after registering 55 tackles, 8.5 stops for loss and a team-high six sacks while making 11 starts. Floyd enjoyed his best game at Arkansas, tallying 10 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery to pace the Dawgs to a 45-32 victory.

His length and athleticism figure to play even more prominently this season with defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt’s plans to play him at outside linebacker, inside linebacker and in Georgia’s nickel (five defensive backs) packages. Floyd’s versatility will give Pruitt added defensive flexibility while allowing him to always keep his best players in Floyd, Jordan Jenkins and Lorenzo Carter on the field at the same time.

Most observers anticipate Floyd being a high NFL draft selection next spring.

The shoulder is a concern because it required surgery that prevented Floyd from playing in the Belk Bowl and held him out of spring practice. So it’s not a new injury, and it apparently has given him discomfort during his first stint of consistent practice since the 2014 regular season.

Georgia needs Floyd on the field, but for now, it doesn’t seem like something that will keep him from a productive year.