Smart gives updates on several key receivers, defensive backs
Georgia wide receiver Kearis Jackson (10) during the Bulldogs’ practice session in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart recently gave an update about several players who have been battling the injury bug over the past few months.
The sixth-year head coach said that Kearis Jackson and Dominick Blaylock are each not yet cleared for full pads as fall camp starts on Friday.
“Dom is still not cleared 100 percent, he’s walking through, he’s jogging through,” Smart said. “But he’s not out there in a competitive environment.”
Smart told reporters at SEC Media Days that Jackson had surgery on his knee in the offseason and “missed four to five weeks” of summer workouts.
“Kearis is still the same, he’s recovering and pushing himself back,” Smart said. “He has a very good understanding of our offense…He’s not able to go full speed right now.”
Redshirt freshman wide receiver Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint suffered a broken ankle against Florida last season on a touchdown pass from quarterback Stetson Bennet.
However, Smart added that the talented pass-catcher has recovered and is ready to go for the start of drills on Friday.
“Marcus (Rosemy) is good,” Smart said, “and has been doing everything.”
There was no word about the health status of star receiver George Pickens, who underwent surgery in March to repair an ACL tear, which happened towards the start of spring practice.
Smart stated that sophomore linebacker MJ Sherman (shoulder surgery) is cleared to play. Also, last season’s leading tackler and defensive captain Nakobe Dean is ready for the start of fall camp. Lastly, freshman offensive lineman Micah Morris (torn labrum) is also cleared for contact.
Watch Smart’s interview below: