Monday, October 3, 2011

Tree getting closer

I often peruse the sidelines during those long tv timeouts just to see who's standing with who and who's on the stationary bikes. That sort of thing. One thing I noticed that was different Saturday was an Alec Ogletree in street clothes but without the assistance of crutches or a boot. This update from Ching doesn't point to a return against Tennessee, but does give some hope that Tree might get at least some live action before the bye week later this month.
Richt said sophomore inside linebacker Alec Ogletree is making progress in his return from a broken foot suffered in the first quarter of the opener against Boise State.
Ogletree was on the sidelines without crutches or a walking boot during the Mississippi State game and was scheduled to have an X-ray on the foot Saturday night, although as of Sunday afternoon Richt did not yet know the results.
"He's really pain-free now when he walks and is not having any more swelling or throbbing or anything like that," Richt said, "so it's just a matter of whether they think that bone's healed enough to decide how far to progress, as far as jogging and things of that nature."
The injuries and suspensions continue to hit the LB position the worst this year. It'd be nice to have a full stable in Knoxville. But at this point any good news is welcome.

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