Starting receiver Antwane “Juice” Wells will be out this week against Mississippi State, Shane Beamer announced Tuesday.
Wells saw a specialist in Charlotte Tuesday morning after he left Saturday’s 24-14 loss to Georgia with a left foot injury. Beamer described it as a good visit and Wells’ injury as “nothing season-ending.” The decision was made to rest Wells this week. The team will reevaluate his situation next week ahead of the Tennessee game in Knoxville and the bye week after that.
From the preseason, Beamer described Wells’ situation as a “lower-body injury.” On Saturday, however, he told CBS on the broadcast that Wells was “done right now, maybe a broken bone in foot. Good news it is the one he had surgery on. He got a screw in it.”
Wells returned to the sideline a few minutes later, hopping on his right foot and stopping to visit with family members before taking a seat in the bench area. He was seen with ice on the left foot.
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Ahmarean Brown (hamstring, Jatius Geer and Tyreek Johnson are questionable this week but trending toward the right direction, Beamer said. Brown did not practice Tuesday. Geer worked in practice Tuesday, so Beamer said he’s “optimistic” he’ll play against Mississippi State. Johnson practiced some Sunday and Tuesday, Beamer said.