Reports: Georgia QB JT Daniels dealing with an injury

Georgia quarterback JT Daniels heaves a pass against Clemson on Saturday, Sept 4, 2021, in Charlotte.    “Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com”

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Georgia quarterback JT Daniels heaves a pass against Clemson on Saturday, Sept 4, 2021, in Charlotte. “Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com”

Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@

ATHENS — Georgia quarterback JT Daniels reportedly has an upper-body injury. Whether or not it’s serious enough to keep him out of Saturday’s game against Alabama-Birmingham is a matter of great debate.

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247Sports.com, which first reported a “rib or oblique” injury citing an unnamed source, says that Daniels is questionable for Saturday’s game against UAB (3:30 p.m., ESPN2). But if the second-year starter is out, it’s news to Daniels’ offensive teammates, who said they practiced with him on Wednesday at Georgia’s football complex.

“He’s been looking good; he hasn’t missed a beat,” sophomore tackle Warren McClendon said on a post-practice Zoom with reporters Wednesday. “He’s been practicing, taking reps. He looks good.”

Said slotback Ladd McConkey: “They’re both out there competing their tails off every day like it’s a regular week. ... JT and Carson both take reps every week and every day. So, we’re confident in both of them. Both have good balls, good arm strength. So we’re confident either way that goes.”

Daniels got his fifth consecutive start last Saturday when the Bulldogs met No. 3 Clemson in Charlotte. He improved to 5-0 as a starter in the 10-3 win, going 22 of 30 for 135 yards. He was sacked once and also threw an interception. There was no evidence of an injury when Daniels was sacked.

In his four starts last year, Daniels averaged over 307 passing yards per game and tossed 10 touchdowns and just two interceptions.