The Bulldogs lost their second offensive tackle in three practices when redshirt freshman Josh Davis had to leave Wednesday with what is believed to be cartilage damage in his knee.
Head coach Mark Richt declined to speculate on the seriousness of the injury, but Georgia can hardly afford for its young linemen to miss any practice. Sophomore junior college transfer Vince Vance is expected to be out until at least the middle of next week due to a PCL injury in his right knee.
Head athletic trainer Ron Courson “isn’t sure, but he thinks it may be a cartilage injury,” Richt said.
A cartilage injury could include damage to Davis’ meniscus, which would end at least his spring practice. Davis was not available for comment after practice and there was no update Wednesday night on the severity of his injury.
“I was really worried when he went down,” offensive lineman Chris Davis said.
With Davis and Vance shelved, Georgia has just two true tackles – senior Chester Adams and freshman Trinton Sturdivant. Still, Richt was pleased with the offensive line’s performance during several scrimmages situations Wednesday, he said.
“Considering there are only two guys who know what the heck they’re doing, and even those guys have new terminology, I think they’re doing pretty good at this point,” he said. “It’s a lot more competitive than I thought it would be at this point. We had a couple long runs today. We had a couple times they provided some time for the QB to make a play throwing the ball. The percentages of the times it looked right was pretty darn good. We’re nowhere near where we need to be, but it’s better than I thought it would be at this point.”