In its attempt to spoil what would be an epic Iron Bowl on down the line, Georgia could be sans its top pass-catcher yet again.
Head coach Mark Richt said Tuesday that he doesn’t expect wide receiver Chris Conley to practice at all this week, at least not at full speed, in the run-up to the road trip to The Plains. The junior receiver twisted his ankle on the last play of the Oct. 19 loss to Vanderbilt and has missed games against Florida and Appalachian State.
Richt sounded decidedly uncertain as to Conley’s availability for this weekend as well, with a final decision likely not being made until just prior to kickoff.
“If Chris was able to practice full speed the whole week, I’d feel a lot better about trying to predict his impact,” Richt said according to the Athens Banner-Herald. “He may not even play, but I don’t even know that yet.”
Despite missing the past two games, Conley leads the Bulldogs in receptions (30) and receiving yards (418). His four touchdown catches are tied for the team lead.
Richt had previously ruled out tight end Jay Rome, who started in place of the injured Arthur Lynch last Saturday. Lynch may return for the Tigers game, although that too is uncertain.