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Jordan Jenkins practicing, is he on schedule to play against the Gators?

Oct 12, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Missouri Tigers quarterback James Franklin (1) is injured and leaves the game after being hit by Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Jordan Jenkins (59) and linebacker Amarlo Herrera (52) during the second half at Sanford Stadium. Missouri defeated Georgia 41-26. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 12, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Missouri Tigers quarterback James Franklin (1) is injured and leaves the game after being hit by Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Jordan Jenkins (59) and linebacker Amarlo Herrera (52) during the second half at Sanford Stadium. Missouri defeated Georgia 41-26. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Jenkins is back on the practice field, but will he play in the game this weekend? Dale Zanine USA TODAY Sports

If the Bulldogs are going to win in Jacksonville Saturday, they'll need all the help they can get from the defense. Having senior Jordan Jenkins back would be huge for their chances.

So far, so good for Georgia.

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Mark Richt has indicated all week he expects the star defender back for the game and now defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt echoed those statements following Wednesday's practice.

"Jordan's practiced this week, he's done a good job, looks good," Pruitt said. "We'll see how he does Saturday."

While things look good for the impact defensive player, Richt has not yet committed to even bringing Jenkins to Jacksonville.

"He practiced better Tuesday than he did Monday. I haven't got the report from today, but I'm hoping it's better than yesterday," Richt said. "As of right now, we plan on bringing him on the trip."