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Injuries piling up: Marshall and Samuel out, Williams nicked

ATHENS - If you were looking forward to see stud recruit Keith Marshall on G-Day, it looks like you'll be out of luck.

In fact, there may be a lot of players held out of Georgia's spring game one week from today.

Marshall, the highly-recruited tailback, has missed the past week of practice with a hamstring injury, and his status for the G-Day game is now doubtful, according to head coach Mark Richt.

"I would say the chance of Keith going is probably not very good," Richt said following Saturday's scrimmage.

Also doubtful is tailback-fullback Richard Samuel, who has a concussion.

"It's hard to say on Richard. Once the symptoms are gone, we do some physical exertion. If they're okay on that then we get closer to being able to get in," Richt said. "It's a process. I think Richard felt pretty good today, but I don't know if he's gonna be able to go through that process in enough time to make it for G-Day."

Meanwhile, safety Shawn Williams suffered a knee injury in Saturday's scrimmage, which Richt called non-serious.

"We think it's a non-op situation," Richt said, meaning no surgery required. "He's in there (the training room) doing fine right now."

Still, considering the state of the suspension-racked secondary, it's hard to see the coaches letting Williams being a full-go for G-Day, even if he is fine.

Safety Bacarri Rambo (hamstring) has also been out a couple days, and is starting to look questionable for G-Day. (Richt didn't elaborate on Rambo, who is facing a four-game suspension, pending his appeal of a positive drug test.)

Speaking of G-Day, it hasn't been determined how they will divide up the teams. Last year they had a player draft, but that hasn't been mentioned as a possibility this time around.

"That's still up for debate," Richt said. "We'll finalize that Monday. Kind of wanted to see how we came out of the scrimmage, to see where we're at."