Georgia will likely be without a couple of key contributors against Clemson.
Tight end Darnell Washington and cornerback Tykee Smith both sustained injuries during a recent practice that will sideline them for multiple weeks, making them doubtful to play against the Tigers in the teams’ opening-week showdown Sept. 4 in Charlotte, according to multiple reports.
The injury to Washington, who started seven games last season, is an even bigger blow to Georgia considering LSU transfer Arik Gilbert, another tight end, isn’t currently with the team. Meanwhile, Smith is expected to be one of the Bulldogs’ top defensive backs this fall after transferring from West Virginia, where he was an All-American.
Smith was expected to start at nickel.
SOURCE: Georgia TE Darnell Washington and DB Tykee Smith both sustained foot injuries at practice and are out indefinitely and are doubtful to play in the Bulldogs opener against #Clemson.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 18, 2021
UGA sources: Darnell Washington & Tykee Smith are each expected to miss 3-4 weeks minimum with foot injuries sustained in practice yesterday.
Unlikely to be available vs Clemson.
— Josh Pate (@LateKickJosh) August 18, 2021
Story coming but yes this is the case, I can confirm. https://t.co/yU9ZHPB95w
— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) August 18, 2021