Tuesday, August 5, 2014

In August, injuries are news even when there may not be one

What I love about August is the return of college football as teams return to the practice field to prepare for the upcoming season.

What I hate about August is the return of college football as there is rarely any positive injury news. Ever.

What a conundrum.

  • So Ramik Wilson sat out yesterday, but appeared to be walking around just fine.
  • Hutson Mason didn't throw during the media session. But that was probably a precaution against arm fatigue. 
  • Leonard Floyd was in a green non-contact jersey but didn't have any limitations.
  • Jay Rome was back at full speed after seemingly aggravating his foot injury Sunday.
  • Chris Conley left the field with Ron Courson, but is probably okay.
  • Shattle Fenteng suffered some kind of hand injury.
And then there was this:

- One injury that didn't occur was to Quayvon Hicks. The junior fullback fell to the ground while trying to haul in a short pass, but got right up. Richt, who was watching the drill, used it as a chance to compliment Hicks.
"A lesser athlete wouldn't have got up," Richt said.
Gosh. You think Coach was talking about us?