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No. 1 Georgia (9-0) will face Tennessee (5-4) at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in Knoxville.
The Bulldogs are coming off a dominant 43-6 win over Missouri in Athens, and the Volunteers are coming off a 45-42 win at No. 18 Kentucky.
There is some good news on the Georgia injury front.
Quarterback J.T. Daniels is healthy after missing four weeks with a lat injury, and two wideouts have added depth to a receiver room decimated with injuries.
Receivers Jermaine Burton and Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint have seen the field the last two weeks. Burton caught three passes for 76 yards and a touchdown versus the Tigers.
We learned on Thursday that the receiver position took another hit. Redshirt freshman receiver and the fastest player on the Georgia team, Arian Smith, suffered a broken leg during practice and will require surgery.
Smith is a track star for the Bulldogs and just saw his first action against Missouri after missing four games. Smith caught a 35-yard touchdown versus the Tigers.
Georgia is still missing starting left tackle and preseason All-American Jamaree Salyer due to a foot injury. UGA coach Kirby Smart said Salyer may be able to go this week in Knoxville.
Here’s an updated UGA injury report for the matchup with Tennessee:
OL Jamaree Salyer
Jamaree Salyer #69 of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates after their win against the Clemson Tigers in the Duke’s Mayo Classic at Bank of America Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Grant Halverson/Getty Images
Kirby Smart: “Jamaree is weight-bearing now, he is able to do that and do his weight-bearing stuff. He’s not getting a lot of reps in practice, but he’s played a lot of football. … We’re still hopeful that he’ll be able to, but we won’t know that until Thursday or Friday.”
WR Justin Robinson
Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs talks to Justin Robinson #9 against the UAB Blazers in the second half at Sanford Stadium on Sept. 11, 2021 in Athens, Georgia. Brett Davis/Getty Images
Robinson has been out for the last three weeks but should be back in the lineup soon, possibly this week at Tennessee.
RB Kendall Milton
Oct. 2, 2021; Athens; Georgia Bulldogs running back Kendall Milton (2) runs against the Arkansas Razorbacks during the second half at Sanford Stadium. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Injury: Knee (MCL)
Milton was sidelined with an MCL strain 3 weeks ago. Smart said he wasn’t sure how long Milton would be out, but noted the injury was slight.
Players who are OUT
Sept. 21, 2019; Athens; Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Dominick Blaylock (8) breaks a tackle by Notre Dame Fighting Irish safety Jalen Elliott (21) during the first half at Sanford Stadium. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
WR Dominick Blaylock (Hamstring/ knee) – OUT
Kirby Smart: “He’s (Blaylock) probably not going to play this week. I’m not saying that, guys. He’s working against us, that’s a different deal. He is much closer and he’s looked good taking some reps against us.
WR George Pickens (Knee) – OUT
Kirby Smart: “There’s a process that has to happen. You don’t just come back from an injury and then just jump in and jump back right where you were. … George has done a little more work this week than he has in the past. We’ve had George at practice catching routes on air. … He’s done more competitive periods in terms of scalps and looking and getting confidence and able to go up and go against some DB’s and things. I don’t know what timeline, I wish I did.”
OL Tate Ratledge (Foot) – OUT for season
DB Tykee Smith (Knee) – OUT for season
CB Jalen Kimber (Shoulder) – OUT for season
LB Rian Davis (Quad) – OUT for season
WR Arian Smith (Leg) – OUT for season
A new episode of “UGA Football Live with J.C. Shelton” is out now! Special guest and former Georgia linebacker Dannell Ellerbe stops by and J.C. previews UGA’s matchup with Tennessee. Listen here: