The injury news for the Georgia Bulldogs seems to have picked up this spring where it left off in the fall, with star wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell once again suffering a leg injury that will keep him out of the remainder of spring practices in Athens.
Mitchell, who looked to be ready to take up the mantle as Georgia’s top receiver, injured his right ACL in a touchdown celebration (a touchdown that he didn’t even score) in the season-opening game against the Clemson Tigers in 2013. He was out for the entire 2013 season.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Mitchell injured his left leg earlier in the week, and will now be sidelined for at least the spring. He is expected to be ready to return in time for 2014 training camp, however.
The 6-foot-1 Valdosta, Ga. native had been wearing a no-contact jersey during workouts, as is standard for any player who is returning from a serious injury. The school has given no details about this particular leg injury.
The last thing Georgia fans (or coaches) want to hear about is any injuries, particularly to players who look to be a major part of the revamped Bulldogs team. With new starting quarterback Hutson Mason stepping in after four years of Aaron Murray, experienced wide receivers will be ultimately important to the success of Georgia’s offense.