Kirby Smart provies injury update for Georgia football entering game against Oregon


Going into its first game of the season, Georgia Football is in relatively good shape in terms of injuries.

After losing to Arian Smith for the foreseeable future due to an ankle injury that required surgery, Smart confirmed that Andrew Paul had torn his ACL in the fall and will be out for the season. The freshman drop was expected to be a major low for the Bulldogs.

“He’s going to have surgery tomorrow or the day after,” Smart said of Paul. “Heavy blow.”

Other than those two, Georgia seems to be in a good place. A couple of Bulldogs who were restricted in fall camp seem to be good to go for the Oregon game. Run Back Kendall Milton suffered a hamstring injury, but he will be good for the game against the Ducks.

Smart did note that Tykee Smith is still recovering from injury as he is dealing with a knee injury from last season.

“He kept practicing throughout the camp,” Smart said of Smith.

Wide receiver Kearis Jackson also had to deal with an ankle injury, but he will play a key role for Georgia against Oregon.

Offensive lineman Tate Ratledge is expected to start for Georgia after missing nearly the entire year last year with a foot injury. Ratledge had a turf toe battle earlier this fall, but that’s no longer a problem for the right guard.

“I think I’m very close to last year’s version,” Ratledge said. “Of course there are small hiccups here and there, learn gin curves that I have to get through. Much of it is mental. I think physically, I’m pretty close to where I was.”

The only other player who appears to have a lingering problem that could affect their standings is freshman offensive lineman Earnest Greene, having dealt with a hamstring injury that kept him out of most of fall camp. Greene was not expected to start as Georgia has Broderick Jones in the left tackle and Warren McClendon in the right tackle. Freshman wide receiver De’Nylon Morrissette has also dealt with a knee injury.

Soccer No. 3 Georgia will take on No. 11 Oregon at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. ABC will broadcast the game, which will be played in Atlanta.

Georgia football injury report for week 1 game against Oregon

  • Arian Smith (off, single)
  • Andrew Paul (out, knee)
  • Tykee Smith (questionable, knee)
  • Earnest Greene (questionable, hamstring)
  • De’Nylon Morrissette (questionable, knee)
  • Kendall Milton (probably, hamstring)
  • Kearis Jackson (probably, single)
  • Trezmen Marshall (probably, calf)
  • Tate Ratledge (probably, foot, turf toe)

Georgian football coach Kirby Smart updates injury situation for Oregon

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