ATHENS - Hutson Mason felt the need to give his throwing arm a day off on Monday. But Georgia's senior quarterback said it wasn't much of an issue, and never should be in a game.
Mason took Monday off from some drills, when he admitted it got "a little bit sore." He said he it felt great on Tuesday, thanks to a day of rest. He doesn't plan to have a set rotation for taking days off, just waiting for it to get sore.
"I think certain guys' arms are different. Some guys can throw all day, like Faton (Bauta) can. And for me, I take a little bit more reps than most guys, so I'm probably throwing about 100-some balls per day. Five straight days of throwing is a lot."
Mason said his arm has never gotten sore during a game.
"Not really," he said. "Wednesday is really our last big throwing day. Thursday we may toss a few. But we don't throw at all on Friday. So usually by Saturday it feels really good."
Wilson expected to be back soon
Ramik Wilson missed a third straight practice on Wednesday with an undisclosed injury, but head coach Mark Richt said he expects the All-SEC inside linebacker to return soon.
"He's not practicing but he'll be OK pretty soon," Richt said.
A source said Wilson is dealing with a minor concussion, and that the team is merely playing it safe.
Richt said he will not be releasing specific injuries on players anymore. The past two seasons and this past spring the team has provided an injury report, but something happened recently, it's unclear what, to change Richt's mind.
"No, we're done doing that," Richt said. "Because we don't want to tell the whole world what's going on."
As deep as Georgia is at tailback, freshmen Nick Chubb and Sony Michel are continuing to make it hard not to use them this season.
The pair have drawn praise from veteran teammates, the latest being Mason, who offered the comparison many around the program have had.
"They're both really smart guys. They kind of remind me of Todd (Gurley) and Keith (Marshall) when they first came in," Mason said. "They're picking up on it pretty quickly, and both of them are pretty physical. I definitely think they're gonna play some this year."