Jones Hurt, but Tests Negative
Ben Jones

Posted Aug 19, 2009

ATHENS – Mark Richt spent a few minutes talking about the potential of the offensive line this season should everyone stay healthy.

He even noted that it had been a strong camp for sophomore center Ben Jones. But when asked about a potential injury Jones reportedly suffered during Wednesday’s practice, his answer was simply, “No comment.”

It turns out, Jones was hurt, but X-rays revealed nothing serious. Jones was on crutches leaving Georgia’s football facilities Wednesday, but X-rays showed the injury was just a minor sprain to his left ankle. Coaches are officially considering the sophomore day to day. As a true freshman last year, Jones started nine games, all at center, and was one of the few consistent contributors during an injury-ravaged season. This year, Jones is expected to be Georgia’s starting center again, while freshman Chris Burnette has worked with the No. 2 unit. Junior Chris Davis, who had been working as the No. 1 left guard could also slide over to center, a position he played throughout the 2007 season.

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