Richt 'Hoping' Freshman Will Play

With Todd Gurley out another week, Mark Richt could use Sony Michel at Kentucky.

Georgia will get back Todd Gurley next week, but the running game just might get a boost before then on Saturday at Kentucky.

Coach Mark Richt said after practice Wednesday that he’s “hoping” the freshman will play.

Sony Michel was Georgia’s second leading rusher before sustaining a broken bone in his left shoulder against Tennessee on Sept 27. He hasn’t played since.

“He’s been practicing pretty well,” Richt said. “I’m not 100 percent sure on that, but he’s better than he was a week ago and I was kind of hoping last week.”

Michel has been held out of contact this week except for “just a tad bit” on Wednesday.

“I think he was fine,” Richt said. “It’s a coaches’ decision and it’s kind of a player, ‘How do you feel kind of thing?’ We don’t know how he’ll feel…I’m talking about physically.”

Michel, from Plantation, Fla., rushed for 223 yards on 23 carries, a 9.7 average and had six catches for 74 yards before his injury. He had four touchdowns—including one receiving.

“When they give him the go, then he’ll play,” linebacker Amarlo Herrera predicted.

Gurley will serve another game of his four game suspension for taking more than $3,000 for autographs.

Georgia’s scholarship tailbacks available are Nick Chubb and Brendan Douglas.

“The more the merrier,” Richt said, “that would be great,” Keith Marshall (ankle) seems less likely to return this week.

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