Scott-Wesley Still 'very doubtful'

ATHENS - Georgia wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley looked close to full speed running pass routes in practice on Tuesday.

That was hours after coach Mark Richt called Scott-Wesley and receiver Malcolm Mitchell “very doubtful” to play Saturday.

Scott-Wesley had missed practice time with what was said to be an ankle injury, but also was to serve a suspension for a marijuana arrest last October while injured.

Richt hasn’t said if he’s served his suspension yet. A first violation of Georgia’s drug policy is a one-game suspension and a second is four.

Mitchell was not practicing Tuesday as he returns from arthroscopic knee surgery prior to preseason practice.

“They’re really itching to get back out there,” tight end Jay Rome said. “Both of them are doing a little bit more each week, doing a little bit more running and cutting. Hopefully we’ll get those guys back real soon.”

Rome is a high school teammate of Mitchell.

“One thing about Malcolm is Malcolm has a heart of a lion,” Rome said. “I’ve never seen anybody that just has the will, the want to and the drive that Malcolm has. That’s been since middle school since I’ve known him. If anybody’s going to get back to their original self, it’s going to be him. He’s going to do it or kill himself trying.”

Senior receiver Jonathon Rumph remains out with a pulled hamstring.


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