Georgia’s Kirby Smart says Solomon Kindley improving, could play vs. LSU


ATHENS, Ga. — Left guard Solomon Kindley participated in practice Tuesday for No. 2 Georgia, and he hasn’t been ruled out for Saturday’s game at No. 13 LSU.

Kindley was carted off the field with a right knee injury early in last week’s blowout win over Vanderbilt. He has a mild sprain of his medial collateral ligament, but he seems to be improving.

“Yesterday, he moved surprisingly well, and then today, he moved around good,” coach Kirby Smart said. “Still got a ways to go and still got a lot of guys to get work around him.”

Trey Hill is listed second on the depth chart behind Kindley. Hill is also the primary backup to center Lamont Gaillard, who briefly left the Vanderbilt game with a sore right hand but returned in the second quarter.

The Bulldogs got mixed news about their defensive line. Reserve end David Marshall hurt his left foot against Vandy and is doubtful. Marshall, the primary backup to Jonathan Ledbetter, is one of Georgia’s better run-stoppers. He averages 15 to 20 snaps per game.

Smart said Malik Herring and Jay Hayes are sharing Marshall’s role in practice.

Smart is hopeful that Devonte Wyatt, the primary backup to defensive tackle Tyler Clark, will return from a leg injury that sidelined him against the Commodores.

“He’s been running for two days,” Smart said. “Didn’t get to practice, but think he’s getting better.”

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