ATHENS - The chances are diminishing that Georgia will have its leading receiver for the Florida game.
Malcolm Mitchell is now doubtful because of his hamstring injury, according to head coach Mark Richt. Mitchell apparently aggravated his injury early in Monday's practice and hasn't practiced since.
“He’s doubtful. I’m hopeful. That’s my quote on him,” Richt said.
Richt was unsure if they would take Mitchell on the trip to Jacksonville.
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“We might, we might now,” Richt said. “I really don’t know. We have 69 spots decided on, there’s one to go. That’s part of the reason why.”
Mitchell leads the team with 25 catches and 438 yards, despite missing the Vanderbilt game. The team’s second-leading receiver is tight end Orson Charles.
But Richt is still optimistic that the team will be able to sustain a good passing game.
“I think we’ll be able to throw the ball well," Richt said. "There were some games we didn’t have A.J. Green and we still threw it. We have guys that can run routes, we have guys that can catch the ball. ...
"The more that you have the better, and the more guys you have with Malcolm’s ability, the better. Rantavious Wooten has some talent too and we’ve been missing him. Marlon’s been in and out. I don’t think we’ve had a game where we just had all of them fresh and ready to go.”