Georgia vs. Clemson: Injury report


Much of the Georgia versus Clemson pregame discussion has been revolving around UGA’s injury bug, which seemed to bite at the wrong time.

Just weeks before the top-five clash, Georgia tight ends Darnell Washington and John Fitzpatrick, receivers Kearis Jackson and Jermaine Burton, defensive back Tykee Smith, and center Warren Ericson all went down with injuries during fall camp.

It wasn’t like the Bulldogs were at 100% before then. Receiver Dominick Blaylock is still recovering from an ACL tear suffered last year along with George Pickens, who suffered the same injury in the spring and LSU transfer Arik Gilbert is still not with the team due to a personal issue.

There is good news, however, Fitzpatrick is good to go for Saturday and Jackson, Burton and Ericson have been able to practice the last couple of weeks and will take the field in Charlotte.

As far as Washington and Smith, coach Kirby Smart told reporters on Monday that the two are both moving around after undergoing surgery to repair foot injuries a couple of weeks ago.

Here’s an updated look at Georgia’s injury report ahead of the matchup with Clemson:

  • C Warren Ericson (Probable)
  • TE John Fitzpatrick (Probable)
  • DB Tykee Smith (Questionable)
  • TE Darnell Washington (Questionable)
  • WR Jermaine Burton (Probable)
  • WR Kearis Jackson (Probable)
  • WR Dominick Blaylock (Doubtful)
  • WR Arik Gilbert (Out)
  • WR George Pickens (Out)

“UGA Football Live with J.C. Shelton” is back! This week J.C. is joined by college football analyst Josh Pate to answer questions surrounding Georgia football and break down what to look for versus Clemson! Listen here: