Michel expected to play in Rose Bowl after MRI


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Auburn Tigers defensive back Tray Matthews (28) pursues Georgia Bulldogs running back Sony Michel (1) during the first half of the SEC Football Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, December 2, 2017, in Atlanta. Hyosub Shin / hshin@ajc.com

Georgia star tailback Sony Michel is expected to be available for the Rose Bowl after undergoing an MRI for an injured knee.

“Everything looks good. A little bit of soreness,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said Sunday. “He should be good to go.”

Michel left the SEC championship early in the second half after injurying his knee. He finished the game with 45 rushing yards on seven carries and 38 receiving yards on two catches. His 32-yard catch-and-run set up the go-ahead field goal in the second quarter.

The third-leading rusher in school history, Michel enters the playoff with 3,359 career rushing yards, trailing only teammate Nick Chubb and Herschel Walker.

Smart also said that senior Malkom Parrish missed the game with a “lower extremity injury.” There was no immediate word on his availability.

Georgia plays Oklahoma on Jan. 1 in a national semifinal game.

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