Georgia CB Fenteng shut down for 2 weeks by shoulder

The shut-down corner the Georgia Bulldogs had hoped would be playing for them this fall has been shut down.

Shattle Fenteng, a junior college All-American from Hutchinson Community College, has been sequestered to the training room for two weeks in order to get over a shoulder injury that has dogged him since the second week of preseason camp. The 6-foot-2, 187-pound cornerback had the shoulder pop out of joint but has been unable to return to form despite trying to stay on the field.

“It’s not fair for him,” secondary coach Jeremy Pruitt said. “He just hasn’t been healthy. Matter of fact, he’s not even practicing. We’ve given him two weeks off to try to get him to rehab and see if we can get him through the rest of the year. Just going out there every day just hasn’t been fair to the kid.”

Pruitt said the two weeks actually started last week, meaning the Bulldogs will try to get him back on the field before the Tennessee game.

Pruitt said one defensive back he intends to get more out of is sophomore J.J. Green. The converted running back who once seemed a shoo-in to start at nickelback did not play at all in the South Carolina game.

“You know what, J.J. needs to play a little more,” Pruitt said. “I’ve got him some work at safety this week. He’s really worked hard and kept a good attitude the last couple of weeks and he’s a guy who needs to play.”