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Post-practice report: Figgins joins injury list

ATHENS - Georgia will hold its third scrimmage, or what it calls "a practice game" on Wednesday at Sanford Stadium. In anticipation of that, Tuesday's practiced was shortened to about an hour, and head coach Mark Richt estimated it was 90-95 percent scout work.

"We wanted to give them a little bit of the break from the running," Richt said.

Quarterback Aaron Murray said he started on Tuesday to go over the gameplan for Boise State with offensive coordinator Mike Bobo. Murray went on to say the first series of plays would be ... OK, he didn't tell us that.

But he did say:

"We've been studying Boise all summer long. We feel like we've got a pretty good grasp on them with what we need to do, with receivers and tight ends. They know what they're doing with their routes. ... It was a good day going up against them (the scout defense), but we've just gotta get going."

The requisite injury updates:

- Fullback Bruce Figgins has pulled muscle, maybe a hamstring, according to Richt.

"We don't think it's real serious," Richt said.

- It looks like Isaiah Crowell will play in the scrimmage. But Richard Samuel, still slowed a bit by a left quad injury, is likely to be held out.

- Malcolm Mitchell returned to practice on Tuesday, and is likely to participate on Wednesday.

- Carlton Thomas has a "chronic ankle." The junior is suspended for the season opener.

- Richt deferred to secondary coach Scott Lakatos when asked who would be the starting safeties right now. Junior Bacarri Rambo was not made available to the media for a third time on Monday.

"You'd have to ask coach Lakatos on that really. I wouldn't know how to answer that one," Richt said. "But I know there's at least three that are ready to play, and maybe four."