Dawgs limp out of Practice

ATHENS -- Any problems Georgia might have had with overconfidence leading up to the Vanderbilt game probably were taken care of Wednesday with the news of two injuries that could affect the team for the rest of the season and the sight of David Pollack on crutches.

Starting defensive tackle Kedric Golston suffered an undetermined injury to his shoulder blade during a one-on-one practice drill with tackle Daniel Inman. Golston was in severe pain after the injury and was X-rayed following Wednesday's practice. Coach Mark Richt listed him as doubtful for Saturday's game and there are fears the shoulder blade could be broken, which would put him out much longer.

Backup quarterback D.J. Shockley, who has played in every game of the season, hasn't practiced all week, Richt announced Wednesday, because of cartilage damage in his right knee. He is out for at least this week, Richt said, and Shockley said he is preparing himself as if he might miss the entire season.

"I've got to think positive, but you always have to think, 'What-if,'" said Shockley, who is 9 of 21 for 88 yards and one touchdown this season.

Shockley suffered the injury during Saturday's win over Tennessee but doesn't know exactly when. He had tests performed Tuesday and Wednesday and said he won't know the results of those tests until today at least. Shockley has had an MRI.

"We've got to investigate a little further," Richt said. "I don't think (he'll be out all season), but until we know more, we just don't know."

Compared to Golston's and Shockley's injury, the turf toe that kept David Pollack out of Wednesday's practice and on crutches got little notice. Richt said he hopes Pollack will return to practice today, and Pollack said he intends to start Saturday.

"I plan on it," he said. "I've got too many starts in a row (25) to blow it."

Joe Tereshinski III moves up to Georgia's backup quarterback role. Walk-on Rollins Luckey will be the third-string quarterback.

"(Tereshinski) is getting a lot more work now," Richt said. "It's just different for him now. He's just got to pick it up and be ready to go."

Senior Ken Veal will slide into Golston's starting position alongside Gerald Anderson. Anderson said he hopes to have Golston back "ASAP." Defensive line coach Rodney Garner said he didn't want to speculate on how long Golston would be out until after the X-rays.

After Veal and Anderson, Garner is very thin at defensive tackle. Darrius Swain is definitely a second-teamer, but Garner said the fourth tackle in the rotation this weekend could be either Jeff Williams, Darrell Holmes or Marquis Elmore.

Also, wide receiver Fred Gibson didn't practice Wednesday, and Richt said, "I don't know if he'll go this week."

Wide receiver Michael Johnson is questionable for Saturday due to an injured AC joint in his shoulder. Wide receiver Sean Bailey (hamstring) has returned to practice but only to jog and catch a few passes from the ball machine. He still doesn't expect to be ready before the Nov. 1 Florida game.

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