"All his extremities are moving just fine," Richt said. "He got discharged from the hospital last night. They evaluated him but everything looks real positive."
Banks was also scheduled to start on several special teams units, and Richt said that could still happen if things improve throughout this week.
"I wouldn't count him out right now," Richt said. "We'll just have to wait and see."
Special teams stay the same
Georgia will have plenty of new input on specials teams in its bowl game, with two graduate assistants handling kickoffs and tight ends coach John Lilly taking over punt returns, but Richt said there won't be any drastic changes on either unit in terms of philosophy.
"It's kind of like defense," Richt said. "You don't want to re-invent everything. It's hard to do in such a short amount of time. There's not a big difference."
Keeping in touch
Former defensive coordinator Willie Martinez may be gone, but he's hardly forgotten.
Several of Georgia's players said they have spoken with Martinez since he and two other assistants were dismissed earlier this month, and cornerback Brandon Boykin said Martinez had a specific message for him.
"He told me he'll call me if I'm doing bad on the field and critique me," Boykin said. "We'll continue to talk."
Several players, including Boykin and linebacker Rennie Curran, said it was difficult to talk to their former coach after the changes occurred, but all said they hoped to stay in touch in the future. Boykin said he even planned to see Martinez in person.
"I'm not sure what he's going to do, but I'll probably go by his house and just see him," Boykin said. "We have a good relationship and I want that to continue."