King might see action this week

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ATHENS, Ga. - Caleb King, once touted as Georgia’s next great running back, could get some playing time this week against South Carolina after battling a hamstring problem throughout the preseason.

The sophomore didn’t play in the opening loss to Oklahoma State, but coach Mark Richt expects King to be on the field for at least a few snaps when the No. 21 Bulldogs (0-1) host South Carolina (1-0) in the SEC opener for both teams Saturday night.

“I don’t think there’s much doubt we’re going to play him, get him going and see how it goes with him,” Richt said. “We’ve got to monitor his reps. With any kind of pulled muscle, you might feel healthy enough to practice and even to go full speed. But if you go full speed too many times in a row, that’s when you get fatigued and you’re susceptible to having it pulled again.”

One caveat to Richt’s optimistic forecast: King was still wearing a green jersey at practice early in the week, the symbol of an injured player who can’t take part in contact drills.

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