JSW Still Probably Out; Theus Back

ATHENS - Justin Scott-Wesley was in a regular jersey in practice on Monday, but the wide receiver still looked like he was bothered by an ankle injury that kept him out of practice recently.

Scott-Wesley moved less than full speed and did not complete a footwork drill early in practice using cones.

Coach Mark Richt said Sunday that Scott-Wesley and Malcolm Mitchell looked “doubtful” for South Carolina and sounded on his radio show Monday night like they still were unlikely to play.

Mitchell, coming off arthroscopic knee surgery, wasn’t seen during the portion of practice open to the media.

“We miss them,” Richt said. “When you lose those two guys, it makes it tougher. Now it’s time for some other guys to rise to the occasion.”

Scott-Wesley’s health isn’t the only issue that could affect his availability. Richt hasn’t said that he’s off suspension for a marijuana arrest last fall while he was out for the season injured.

Wide receiver Jonathon Rumph didn’t practice Monday for what Richt called “a hamstring issue.”

Wide receiver Chris Conley (shoulder) continues to practice in a non-contact jersey but is expected to play Saturday.

As expected, left tackle John Theus returned to practice Monday with the starters on the offensive line. Richt said last week he had an ankle injury.

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