No. 2 Georgia will be without star defensive tackle

“We don’t know how long it’s going to be,” Smart said of Carter’s recovery, “but it’s doesn’t look good for this week.”

Georgia hosts Auburn on Saturday and Vanderbilt the following week.

Then, after a bye week, Georgia plays rival Florida in Jacksonville.

The Bulldogs, which are 5-0 this season, expect to welcome back starting defensive back Javon Bullard on Saturday, Smart said.

Bullard did not travel to Missouri as part of a one-game suspension he received following his arrest on Sept. 25 when he was charged with several misdemeanors, including driving under the influence.

Bullard started all four games prior to his arrest. He has seven tackles and one pass break-up.