ATHENS -- Georgia tailback Todd Gurley did not practice again Wednesday but an even bigger development could be that safety Tray Matthews was held out as well.
Matthews, a freshman and the Bulldogs' starter at free safety, "tweaked" his hamstring at the end of practice on Tuesday and spent Wednesday's practice in the training room at the Butts-Mehre football complex, according to coach Mark Richt.
"We'll have to see how bad it was," Richt said. "But it was bad enough he couldn't go today."
Matthews, who is Georgia's fourth-leading tackler with 20 and has the team's only interception, missed nearly three weeks of preseason camp due to a hamstring pull. Richt was not certain Wednesday how the Bulldogs might proceed without Matthews.
"I don't know; you'll have to ask todd," he said, referring to defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. "'I don't know' sometimes means I don't want to tell everybody. But I'm not exactly sure how we'll do it. We've got to make some decisions if in fact he can't go."
Freshman Quincy Mauger is listed as his backup at free safety but senior Connor Norman and junior Corey Moore also play the position.
Matthews was not available to answer questions, but a tweet he sent out after practice Wednesday makes it appear he won't be able to play Saturday and perhaps longer.
"Everything happens for a reason, right," he tweeted. "Talking to Malcolm (Mitchell) haha. He's like. how (you) think I feel every day."