Fenteng gets time off from practice

ATHENS - Cornerback Shattle Fenteng remains out with a shoulder injury sustained in the preseason.

“We’ve given him two weeks off to try to rehab and see if we can get him for the rest of the year,” Pruitt said of the junior college transfer who began sitting out in practice last week. “Just going out there every day, it’s just not fair to the kid.”

Fenteng was competing for a starting job in August.

Pruitt said Georgia only had one “bust” in the secondary against South Carolina despite having 21 of 30 passes completed against the Bulldogs on the night with three touchdowns against the Bulldogs.

Coaches have decided to stick with the same guys who have already played in the secondary except they would like J.J. Green to get playing time on defense.

“J.J. needs to play a little more,” Pruitt said. “I got him some work at safety this week and he’s really worked hard and kept a good attitude the last couple of weeks and he’s a guy that needs to play, he really does.”

 

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Georgia is favored by 40 points over 0-3 Troy. “A team that’s desperate for a victory I’m sure,” Richt said. “We’re desperate for a victory as well.”

Tailback Nick Chubb was on a stationary bike at practice a day after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured left thumb. “I don’t know how much he’ll practice this week, but if he wakes up Saturday morning and feels good, I think he’ll remember how to run a sweep or a stretch or a zone play,” Richt said. “I wouldn’t be shocked to see him play.”

Redshirt freshman tailback A.J. Turman, recovering from foot surgery, isn’t close to returning. Richt said he may still return late in the season.

If circumstances worked out, Bobo said that backup quarterbacks Brice Ramsey and Faton Bauta could both play Saturday.


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