Spring Practice Day 9: Practice Report

ATHENS - The Georgia football team opened its third week of spring drills with a 90-minute workout in shells Monday afternoon at the Woodruff Practice Fields. The practice was the first workout since the team held its first scrimmage of the spring last Saturday.

³For a Monday after a scrimmage and a holiday it was a pretty good practice,² head coach Mark Richt said. ³I thought the effort was good. It was pretty evenly matched today.²

Richt singled out the play of several defensive players including Darryl Gamble, Reshad Jones, Quintin Banks and CJ Byrd for their performance in Saturday¹s scrimmage.

³I thought the defense played harder and faster than the offense,² Richt said. ³I feel like the offense has to play with a little more intensity as a group. The defense has not arrived, but it looked like they enjoyed it more than the offense. They are playing with a good amount of energy and passion.²

Richt said after practice that sophomore flanker Tony Wilson underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a fracture to his left ankle and damaged ligaments suffered in the scrimmage on Saturday. Wilson will have a second surgery in approximately eight weeks to remove screws placed to stabilize the joint and allow the ligaments to heal. Wilson is expected to fully recover and should be cleared to play in the fall.

The Bulldogs¹ annual G-Day game is slated for April 5 at 2 p.m. at Sanford Stadium.

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