The Uga Football is getting very hot this season with plenty of action. The Georgia Bulldogs team has already finished one full week of practice. The players are gearing up to compete with the Florida Gators in EverBank Field, Jacksonville on October 28. The good news for the Bulldogs is that the ace defender Trenton Thompson had returned to practice on October 17.

Thompson suffered injuries when he played against Tennessee on September 30. He is regarded as one of the ace strikers in the defensive line-up. He had to attach a brace on his right knee during his recent practice matches as per the advice of his trainer.

Improved fitness

Responding to media, Kirby Smart, head coach disclosed that Thompson looked like an energetic player with full-blown energy even after applying the brace. In the first five games, Thompson managed to rack up 17 tackles. He was out of action during the recent matches played in Georgia against Missouri and Vanderbilt.

Injury not revealed

In yet another significant development, David Marshall, who normally plays a defensive lineman, participated in the practice games without any major problems. Marshall's presence was noticed because he didn’t play against Missouri in Georgia on October 14 due to an undisclosed injury as revealed by Smart.

Rain to play spoilsport

With the weather department predicting possible rain on Saturday, the teams were seen practicing with wet balls to simulate the real environment.

The teams are gearing up to play under any extreme weather conditions and challenges. However, the weather department has not predicted any rain in Jacksonville on Saturday since the depression has moved out of the place since Friday after its eruption on Tuesday.

Talking to reporters, Smart added that Marshall has been cleared for all the future games.

His return for the match against Florida on Saturday is seen with high importance. Moreover, it will add extra strength to the defensive line of Bulldogs since the team played without three key players in their last encounter against Missouri.

The level of fitness will be known only after the conclusion of the game but we hope his addition will be blessing in disguise since he cracked seven tackles in 2017.

It remains to be seen as to how Marshall’s inclusion will affect the prospects of the Bulldogs team.

Smart added that his team is currently ready to play under rain and this is the first time the Bulldogs team has done rigorous practice with wet balls. He also said that Rodrigo Blankenship, Cameron Nizialek, and Trent Frix also played practice games extensively using soaked balls and even underwater to meet any extreme playing conditions.