August 31, 2009

Running back unsure as to Saturday's status

Running back Caleb King doesn't know if he will be on the plane Friday for Georgia's trip to Oklahoma State.

But he's hopeful.

"I don't know if I'm playing or not," King said following practice Monday. "That's all up to Ron (UGA Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson)."

It's now been over three weeks since King has been on the field for the Bulldogs since injuring his hamstring.

Monday, although he was still wearing the green, non-contact jersey, he was able to get in some light work.

"I did some sprints and made some cuts, just no contact," King said.

Although King did not go into details when asked specifically about the injury, he said it was the second time in his career that he had pulled his hamstring.

Earlier, head coach Mark Richt suggested that King would need to have some contact before Wednesday in order to travel to Stillwater.

King hopes to do so Tuesday.

"I think I'm going to try and get some scout work in," he said. "We'll see how it goes."

With King's status for Saturday still up in the air, the only halfbacks guaranteed of making the trip include starter Richard Samuel, Carlton Thomas and Kalvin Daniels.

Richt said that four halfbacks will make the trip. If King can't go, his spot will be filled by either Dontavius Jackson or Washaun Ealey.

''I've just got to remind myself that's a long season," King said. "I know I'm going to come back and when I come back I'm going to get some carries."

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