Several Dawgs struggling to get healthy

ATHENS – Georgia's injury list is still in flux beginning the fourth week of the season.

Wide receivers Mikey Henderson (hamstring) and Mohammed Massaqoui (hamstring) and defensive tackle Ray Gant (foot) all expect to be back in some capacity Saturday against Colorado. Henderson won't return punts in order to reduce stress on his leg but thinks he'll run some routes at wide receiver for the first time in his career, he said.

Offense is easier on his leg than special teams because the movements are more predictable, he said.

"To jump back in and do everything, we don't think would be wise," he said.

Massaquoi pronounced himself "day-to-day" after jogging lightly Monday.

Wide receiver Mario Raley was added to the injury list when he showed up for practice with a soft cast on his right arm stretching from two of his fingers to above the elbow. The injury, however, isn't as serious as the wrapping would suggest, he said.

It's just a bruised elbow, suffered in the first quarter against UAB, and he is probable for Saturday's game.

Gant is hoping to get the all clear from doctors today.

"If everything goes like it should, I'll be ready to go," he said.

Offensive lineman Michael Turner (ankle) is let certain about his status for this week. Turner tried to jog without his walking boot Monday but didn't have any success.

"It's still pretty sore," he said. "I'm hoping to get back."

Starting offensive guard Chester Adams missed practice due to an illness that sent him to the hospital, but he could be back as early as today. Washington County's Seth Watts moved up with the starters in Adams' place, leaving Georgia very thin again along its offensive front.

Georgia's backup offensive line Monday consisted of three freshmen headed for redshirt seasons – Josh Davis, Chris Davis and John Miller – one walk-on, Chris Abbott, and one scholarship player, center Ian Smith.

Veteran guard Zeb McKinzey, who has yet to play this season due to a shoulder injury, said Monday he hasn't given up on returning to the field this year but the earliest possible date would be the Tennessee game, he said.

He has considered trying to take a medical redshirt this season but still hopes to be back this year, he said.

"It's kind of week to week," he said.

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