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Abry Jones injury: Georgia DE probable for bowl game

Georgia Bulldogs' defensive end Abry Jones is looking more like he will be able to play in the Capital One Bowl.

Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

Georgia Bulldogs' defensive end Abry Jones has been out following ankle surgery in November, but the more he works out, the more likely it is that he will return for the Capital One Bowl on New Year's Day. Jones suffered the injury when the Bulldogs played the Kentucky Wildcats on Oct. 20 and has not played since.

Even though he has not practiced fully with the Bulldogs, head coach Mark Richt does believe that if there are no setbacks the defensive end will play for the Bulldogs on New Year's Day:

"Abry looked good today. He was running today, and it's definitely possibility. I think it's more of a probability now," Richt said. "Just looking at him running today, I think today gave him more confidence. ... He's not in the best condition right this minute, but he ran about as fast as he could and felt good."

Prior to the injury, Jones had recorded 17 total tackles, including one tackle for a loss and four quarterback hurries. In 2011, he recorded 48 total tackles, 28 solo, with seven tackles for a loss and four sacks.

The Bulldogs play the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Capital One Bowl at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Kickoff for that game will be at 1 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ABC.

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