Injuries Continue to Mount for Georgia

ATHENS -- Georgia's spring practice injuries continued to mount during Friday's scrimmage in Sanford Stadium.

Defensive tackle Ray Gant and linebacker Jarvis Jackson both have subluxated shoulders and expect to miss the rest of the spring. Wide receiver Fred Gibson also sat out due to what he believes is a concussion, although Coach Mark Richt described it as "a headache."

"I guess it's (a concussion)," Gibson said. "Greg Blue, the big hitter, caught me a little yesterday. As you know, he can hit hard, and he demonstrated on me yesterday."

Safety Thomas Davis (thigh bruise), wide receiver Reggie Brown (left hamstring), running back Michael Cooper (headache), defensive tackle Darrell Holmes (shoulder) and wide receiver Sean Bailey (ankle) also missed the workout or left early due to minor injuries.

"The good thing is, it's just the spring, it's not the season," Gibson said.

NOT SO FAST: The Bulldogs' performance in their first spring scrimmage did nothing for Richt's confidence in his team. Georgia has been ranked as the nation's top team in one preseason poll and is in the top five of most polls already released.

"We're definitely not in the preseason top anything in my opinion," Richt said. "We looked really good in shorts, but we haven't looked good since that time.

"Tell all the Georgia people, don't get your hopes up."

The numbers of players who missed the workout due to injury played a role in the sloppiness of the scrimmage, in which quarterback David Greene was sacked at least twice.

"We cut it down a good bit time wise," Richt said.

SLIMMER MAN: Richt said he's not alarmed by the fact that defensive end David Pollack is 30 pounds lighter than his playing weight at the end of last season. Pollack played in the Capital One Bowl at 292, but he's just 262 now.

"He wanted to be leaner and meaner, I guess," Richt said. "I think he felt he weighed too much at the end of last year."

Richt expects Pollack to weigh more than 270 by the fall.

"I think he could play with that, and be just as quick and energetic," Richt said.

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