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UGA Football Injury Update: Malcolm Mitchell, John Theus Among Bulldogs' Walking Wounded

Georgia nearly escaped August injury-free, but now have several concerns heading into next week's matchup with Missouri.

Malcolm Mitchell missed Saturday's game against Buffalo after sustaining an ankle injury during last week's practice. Head coach Mark Richt was hopeful that Mitchell will be able to play against Missouri, but his status won't likely be determined until later in the week.

"I don't know how long it'll be, hopefully he'll be able to practice this week and play. But I really couldn't tell you right now if he'll be able to or not."

Freshman offensive lineman John Theus suffered an ankle injury during the second half of Saturday's win over Buffalo, and left the game without returning. Richt was a little more hopeful on the prospects of Theus being able to play this week.

"Of all the positions, an ankle sprain of an offensive lineman, you have more guys that just wrap it up tight and go," Richt said. "When you get some of your more skilled athletes, it's just tougher to stop and change direction and those types of things. I've seen more offensive linemen go with a bum ankle than a skill guy, so that might help us in that regard."

Running back Ken Malcome also left Saturday's game with a hand injury. There hasn't been any word on the severity of his injury. Wide receiver Marlon Brown also sat out Saturday's game with a leg injury, but he is expected to play against Missouri.

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