ATHENS, Ga. -- After staring down one of the top defensive talents in the nation in Clemson's Vic Beasley, offensive lineman John Theus should be walking on clouds. Instead, the starting left tackle for the Georgia Bulldogs is walking with a limp.
Theus was held out of action on Wednesday when the Bulldogs practiced in 95 degree weather. He was riding a stationary bike while wearing a brace on his left knee during the observable part of practice.
According to a source who could not go on the record, Theus suffered the knee injury in practice on Tuesday. Despite the injury, Theus was able to finish that practice. The Georgia coaches are holding him out to rest his knee so he will likely miss Thursday's practice as well.
The good news for Georgia is that Theus is expected to return to practice on Monday.
Theus and his fellow offensive linemen had an impressive outing against a formidable Clemson front seven. The Bulldogs wound up rushing for 328 yards on 41 attempts. Hutson Mason was listed as being sacked once, but that came on a play in which he was called for intentional grounding.
In the spring, Theus switched to left tackle from right tackle, the position he played for the last two years. The former five-star recruit has 23 starts for the Bulldogs.