Stetson Bennett leaves Georgia game vs. Florida with mystery injury

Stetson Bennett IV, Georgia Bulldogs. (Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports)
Stetson Bennett IV, Georgia Bulldogs. (Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports) /

Stetson Bennett IV left the game with an injury scare and was replaced by D’Wan Mathis.

Stetson Bennett IV headed to the locker room with an injury in the first half.

After getting two touchdowns on the board early, Georgia football’s starting quarterback had to exit the game with an upper-body injury. He took a big hit on the touchdown strike that saw wide receiver Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint’s season come to an end on an awful ankle injury. Bennett gave way to D’Wan Mathis, who started Georgia’s opener vs. the Arkansas Razorbacks.

The injury appeared to affect his collarbone but after leaving for a moment, he returned with his helmet and was seen smiling on the sideline with his teammates.

Can Georgia survive with Mathis under center instead of Bennett?

The good news for Georgia is the Dawgs seem to be able to run the ball well vs. the Florida Gators’ defense. The problem is the Dawgs have allowed Florida to score twice to tie the game up at 14 points apiece. Georgia will need to be better on the defensive side of the ball if they want to avoid losing its first game to the Gators since 2016. Bennett may return to action in the first half.

There is a decent chance Bennett had his shoulder or collarbone or whatever is ailing him looked and taken care of by the Georgia medical staff. Bennett did return to the sideline after Mathis went three-and-out on his first offensive series back in there for Georgia. Either way, the Dawgs let a two-score lead slip to Florida late in the first quarterback. This one could go either way.

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