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Friday, October 28, 2011
Malcolm Mitchell out vs. Florida

By Chris Low
ESPN.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- No. 22 Georgia will be without its top deep threat Saturday against Florida.

Freshman receiver Malcolm Mitchell, who hasn't played since the Tennessee game on Oct. 8 after pulling his hamstring, didn't make the trip to Jacksonville and won't play in the game, Georgia officials confirmed.

The Bulldogs were hoping that Mitchell would be back in time for the Florida game, but he aggravated his hamstring injury Monday in practice and wasn't able to do anything the rest of the week. Georgia coach Mark Richt said following Wednesday's practice that Mitchell was doubtful.

Mitchell, one of the fastest players on the team, had been able to stretch the field for the Bulldogs and open up things for the rest of the offense. Mitchell is averaging 17.5 yards per catch and has three touchdown catches in six games. Mitchell is fourth in the SEC with an average of 73 receiving yards per game.

Chris Low covers SEC football for ESPN.com.