UGA RB Sony Michel dealing with ankle injury

Georgia tailback Sony Michel (1) drives the ball down the field in the second half NCAA college football game between Georgia and Notre Dame at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)

Georgia running back Sony Michel is seeing limited reps in practice this week.

The senior sustained an ankle injury in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 20-19 win at Notre Dame.

“I think he’s going to be fine,” coach Kirby Smart said after practice Tuesday. “I think he’s got a small ankle (injury) or something. We expect him to be fine. We’re just limiting his reps. We’re hoping he’s able to go Saturday. We think he’ll be able to.”

Georgia plays FCS team Samford on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Michel led Georgia with 73 yards on 13 carries with a touchdown in the game and tops the team with 160 rushing yards on 29 carries this season. He last missed a game in the opener last season after suffering a broken forearm in an ATV accident that summer.

 

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