ATHENS - It was an early morning for members of the Georgia football team. Two-a-days have begun.
This preseason Georgia will be holding four of the two-a-days, which consist of separate morning and evening practices. Here are a few personnel notes from the media viewing period of the morning session:
- Tight end Jordan Davis was not present during the second and third periods. That's become kind of a thin position, with starter Jay Rome still getting back in condition after his offseason foot surgeries. There was no word on whether Davis has an injury, and again it's important to note that players missing from the media session don't necessarily mean bad news. But we always pass it along until hearing further on the player's status. (Being that Tuesday was the first full-pads practice, it's inevitable that there would be nicks and bruises.)
- Inside linebacker Ramik Wilson is sitting out a third straight practice. UGA hasn't revealed Wilson's injury, but defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt indicated Tuesday that Wilson would return soon.
- Ryne Rankin, another inside linebacker, was by Wilson's side, watching in uniform. Rankin and Wilson are each wearing regular white jerseys, rather than green non-contact jerseys.
- Cornerback Shattle Fenteng is out for a second straight day after suffering some sort of upper body injury early in Monday's practice. Fenteng was in a green non-contact jersey, and was also observing his position group. Pruitt said Tuesday that Fenteng will be fine.
- Receivers Justin Scott-Wesley (recovering from ACL surgery) and Chris Conley (unknown injury) were in green non-contact jerseys but were participating. The pair were running routes and catching passes with the rest of the receivers during passing drills.
Head coach Mark Richt will be available after practice to hopefully clear up the injury questions.