No limitations for Lawrence Cager in UGA’s practices

Georgia wide receivers Lawrence Cager (right) and teammate George Pickens flex.   Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Georgia wide receivers Lawrence Cager (right) and teammate George Pickens flex. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

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Any doubts that Georgia receiver Lawrence Cager will be a full go Saturday against Auburn are slowly being erased.

Cager was able to participate fully in the Bulldogs’ practice again on Wednesday and apparently made some exceptional plays while he was at it, according to one of his teammates.

“He’s definitey not missing on this opportunity,” fellow wide receiver Tyler Simmons said after Georgia’s two-hour workout. “He’s alive and well at practice. He’s moving around great, he’s been great this week, made some big plays and we’re looking for him to play this weekend.”

There had been some doubts about Cager’s health after he left the Missouri game late in the second quarter this past Saturday and did not return. It was his left shoulder again, the same one that took him out of the South Carolina game and kept him out of the Kentucky game the next week.

Cager had 13 catches for 135 yards in his last six quarters against Florida and Missouri. He leads UGA receivers with 32 catches for 470 yards and four TDs.

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VIDEO: UGA's Tyler Simmons says the team's receivers are ready for Auburn Saturday. Video by Chip Towers.

“I think he’ll definitely be out there on the field (Saturday),” Simmons said. “It’s always great having Cager out there making all those third-down plays he’s always made since he’s gotten here.”

Simmons also has a shoulder injury, though he said his was more of a labrum issue, as opposed to Cager’s AC joint problem. Both players are opting to play through the pain.

“It’s football; that comes with the game,” Simmons said. “If you’re hurt, you have to to sit out and miss those opportunities, or you can go on and do what you can do.”

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