Kirby Smart Provides Update On Injured Starting Lineman Solomon Kindley

Kirby Smart Provides Update On Injured Starting Lineman Solomon Kindley

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Kirby Smart Provides Update On Injured Starting Lineman Solomon Kindley


When Georgia football’s starting offensive lineman Solomon Kindley went down with an injury on Saturday against Vanderbilt, Georgia fans at home and in the stands held their breaths.

The Dawgs were already running thin on the line, and with a big game against LSU this weekend, Georgia needs all the experience it can get, especially in a hostile environment.

Kindley was carted off the field, leaving fans to expect the worse. But on Monday, Kirby Smart told the media that the redshirt sophomore left guard suffered a “mild MCL sprain” in his right knee.

Smart mentioned he is hopeful that Kindley will be able to play Saturday in Baton Rouge.

“We think he’s going to be able to practice today,” Smart said. “We’re hopeful that he gets to play but I won’t really know until I see how he does today. He’s been able to run on the treadmill and do some exercise stuff, but was not as significant as we thought in the beginning.”

Trey Hill, a four-star freshman, saw playing time in Kindley’s absence.

Starting center Lamont Gaillard also injured himself on Saturday after having his hand sandwiched between two helmets. The x-rays came back negative and Gaillard returned to action.

Hill filled in at center until Gaillard entered play again. For the rest of the game, he was working at left guard for Kindley.

If Kindley can’t go this weekend, Hill, who was the No. 3 ranked offensive guard and No. 62 overall player in the 2018 recruiting class, will likely get the start.

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