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Georgia RB Sony Michel’s ankle looks fine during practice

Sony Michel
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ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia senior running back Sony Michel tested his ankle during Wednesday’s practice.

Michel was able to take carries and work on getting proper leverage when running through the line of scrimmage. The drill also is aimed at working on ball security, with a member of the strength and conditioning staff at the end of the drill trying to knock the football out with boxing gloves.

Michel also did some agility work and did not appear to have any issues.

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Georgia coach Kirby Smart said coaches aren’t concerned about the ankle issue.

“I think he’s going to be fine,” Smart said. “I think he’s got a small ankle (injury) or something. We expect him to be fine. We’re just limiting his reps. We’re hoping he’s able to go Saturday (against Samford). We think he’ll be able to.”

Michel looked to be observing and not taking part in practice Tuesday. But fortunately for him, it he looks to be making his way toward playing on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Georgia practiced outside for the first time this week after the Athens area was hit with the remnants of Hurricane Irma.

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