ATHENS — It could always change, but as they enter the last third of the regular season, the Georgia Bulldogs are as healthy as they’ve been all season.
DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle returned to practice on Monday, and while the junior defensive lineman may not be a significant contributor, he signifies the state of the team.
Every projected starter is healthy, with only one set to miss the game at South Carolina this Saturday: inside linebacker Natrez Patrick, who will serve the final game of a four-game suspension for a marijuana arrest.
Rashad Roundtree, a reserve defensive back, remains out with undisclosed injuries, and doesn’t look to be back anytime soon. He entered the season competing for a second-team spot.
Georgia has had key players miss time this year, including Jacob Eason, the presumed starting quarterback. But even after Eason returned, he took a back seat to freshman Jake Fromm, who has run away with the job. Defensive lineman Trenton Thompson missed two games with a knee injury but returned for the win against Florida. Hawkins-Muckle has 2 tackles in three games