ATHENS — Georgia senior cornerback Malkom Parrish still has a chance to play in the season opener, though it’s uncertain, head coach Kirby Smart said on Saturday.
Two sources told DawgNation on Thursday that Parrish had surgery on his foot and would be out at least several weeks. Smart confirmed the news after Saturday’s practice.
“He’s got a small broken bone in his foot. We think he could be back in the next two to four weeks,” Smart said, adding: “We don’t know how long it’s going to be.”
Parrish has started 25 games over the previous two years, and is one of the best pure tacklers on Georgia’s defense. He was the seventh-leading tackler last season, with 49, despite his size (5-10, 185 pounds).
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