Kirby Smart updates status of Trenton Thompson, Reggie Carter for Missouri game

Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson (78) tackles Appalachian State wide receiver Brock Gusler (20) in the second half of a game between Georgia and Appalachian State in Athens, Ga., Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)

Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson’s status for Saturday’s game against Missouri remains uncertain.

 

The junior missed Saturday’s 45-14 win at Vanderbilt with a sprained knee ligament.

The Bulldogs have an open date next week and a big game Oct. 28 against Florida in Jacksonville.

“He’ll be day-to-day and week-to-week,” coach Kirby Smart said. “We haven’t ruled him out for this game. We hope to be able to get him back. He’s still battling back. He’s moving now, running some.”

Meanwhile, inside linebacker Reggie Carter could return after missing Saturday’s game with an undisclosed injury.

“I think we’ll get Reggie back either today or tomorrow,” Smart said Monday. “Just check to see how he is today.”

Georgia is already missing inside linebacker Natrez Patrick due to a suspension for a marijuana arrest last week.

Starting offensive guard Solomon Kindley is “fine,” Smart said Monday.

He went out of Saturday’s game with an apparent ankle injury.

“I think he just wants you guys to ask about him,” Smart joked Saturday. “I think he was tired of playing so he comes hobbling off and says, ‘It’s my ankle, coach.’ He’s just ready to get on the plane and get a sandwich.”

Wide receiver Michael Chigbu has been dealing with “a lingering shoulder (injury) that’s been bothering him. We hope to get him back.”

 

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