2006 Fall Camp: Day Ten News and Notes

ATHENS - Josh Kendall's news and notes from Georgia's tenth day of fall camp.

INJURY UPDATE: Linebacker Jarvis Jackson returned to practice Tuesday after addressing his foot injury with an orthopedic insert. Receivers Mikey Henderson (hamstring), Michael Moore (knee) and Tony Wilson (shoulder) sat out or were limited but are expected back as soon as today.

"It's been hurting three or four days," Henderson said of his hamstring

Freshman defensive end Kiante Tripp already has missed two days and could be out another week or more due to existing cartilige damage in his knee. An MRI revealed no structural damage, so Tripp will be healthy enough to play this season if he's ready, Richt said.

Fullback Des Williams and defensive end Marquis Elmore had arthroscopic surgeries Tuesday that will keep them out another 10 days to two weeks.

LOOKING FOR HELP: Junior guard Fernando Velasco has yet to take to his snapping duties as well as Richt had hoped. Velasco has been training as the backup center since last week but isn't yet committed to mastering the snap, Richt said.

"He's got to take that a little more seriously," Richt said.

Georgia's only other option behind Nick Jones, at least while Ian Smith serves a suspension through the first two games, is true freshman Kevin Perez.

"It could be Perez, but hopefully it'll be Fernando," Richt said.

PRACTICE REPORT: Tuesday was the Bulldogs' final day of fall camp. The players, who had been staying in hotel rooms at the Georgia Center for the last 10 nights, moved into their regular residences in anticipation for the first day of classes today.

"They looked like it was the last day of camp, very, very tired and ragged," Richt said. "They started pretty good, but they ran out of gas. We've definitely been pushing them. "

During fall camp, players awoke at dawn and had meetings until 10L30 each night.

"We've been taking just about every minute of their time," Richt said. "Right now, they're tired, coaches are tired, and the routine of school probably will be a blessing for everybody. I know it will be for me."

Wide receiver A.J. Bryant of Peach County did earn a nod from the coach for "two tough catches in a row."

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