Return of the walking wounded

Today is the day for one of Kirby’s “day to day” crew.

Hope the rest of the week is sprinkled with similar good news.


UPDATE:  As far as the rest of them go, the situation remains unchanged.

Georgia remains without LSU wide receiver/tight end transfer Arik Gilbert who has been away from the team to deal with personal issues.

“No update other than Arik’s not currently with us still,” coach Kirby Smart said Monday. “We’re praying for him each and every day that he’ll come back healthy.”

Tight end Darnell Washington and nickel back Tykee Smith (each with a foot injury) are expected to miss early season games, but Smart didn’t say for sure they are out for Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. game in Charlotte when asked about them. Practices have been closed to the media all preseason.

“Each one of them are doing great,” Smart said. “They’re moving around now and hopeful that both of those guys will be healthy soon.”

Projected starting center Warren Ericson missed time with a hand injury, opening the door for redshirt freshman Sedrick Van Pran-Granger to start but Smart said Ericson has practiced the last two weeks

“We feel good about him,” Smart said. “We feel like those guys are healthy and available and excited to see them go play.”


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17 responses to “Return of the walking wounded

  1. Ran A

    Tight end blocking was a real concern until this news came out – this is a big deal…

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Music to our ears…we need the blocking and potential added receiver

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    What does it say about how we know Georgia uses our TEs that the first two comments were about blocking, with catching not really a consideration at all.

    We used to be TE U.


  4. Granthams Replacement

    Kirby’s “day to day” is code for “I ain’t telling you Jack shit”.

    BTW Bowers is going to turn some heads Saturday night.

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  5. miltondawg

    I am pretty sure that I heard on the radio this morning that Washington did some kind of Instagram live thing over the weekend so that people could ask questions. At some point he said “just wait, I’ve got something for y’all” in response to a question about whether he would be ready for Clemson.


    • Biggen

      Would be a minor miracle for him to play since he had surgery only two weeks ago.


      • miltondawg

        Don’t completely disagree, but Carson Wentz and Quentin Nelson (both on Colts) had foot surgery three weeks ago and both were released for individual drills last week and will be doing full practices this week to assess where they are. No clue if they had similar surgeries to Darnell or Smith, but it gives one hope.


  6. moe pritchett

    Any others planning on joining Mr. Fitzpatrick?


  7. Dawg in Austin

    Head games, and I can’t take it anymore…😉

    Liked by 4 people

    • Bulldawg Bill

      It’s all the same, and I’m sorry to say,
      If you wanna win you got to learn how to play
      Head Games….


  8. munsonlarryfkajim

    What about WRs not named Pickens? Are they all “full go”? That’s pretty important in my opinion. Kearis, ASmith, Marcus, Dom?, Burton, others?


  9. archiecreek

    I reiterate from a previous blog…
    I don’t expect Kirby to diverge a thing…
    Go back 41 years to….
    “I don’t know what we have, he may just be a big, stiff fullback.”


  10. spur21

    As much as I want the footers back it is a long season so take it easy big guys.


  11. D as in Dawg

    The team is probably ready to start the season to cut down on injuries. Good grief.