Devastating news out of Athens this afternoon.
Georgia already lost WR Malcolm Mitchell for the season after he tore his ACL celebrating with Todd Gurley after a touchdown against Clemson. (You can watch the freak injury video here.)
And during yesterday’s 34-31 overtime win at Tennessee, three more offensive starters suffered knee injuries. RB Keith Marshall and WR Justin Scott-Wesley suffered season-ending ACL tears, according to head coach Mark Richt. WR Michael Bennett will reportedly have arthroscopic surgery to find out the extent of his injury.
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Marshall finished the season with 56 carries for 246 yards and one TD, but he was off to a big start against Tennessee before a low (clean) hit by Vols’ DB Cam Sutton. Bennett caught 14 passes for 176 yards and two TDs, while Scott-Wesley had become the biggest downfield target for Aaron Murray this season, and he caught 16 passes for 311 yards and two TDs.
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Freshmen JJ Green and Brendan Douglas will help replace Marshall and play behind Todd Gurley, who remains day-to-day, while WR Chris Conley becomes the Bulldogs’ biggest target in the passing game. Also, Reggie Davis and Rantavious Wooten become much more important on offense.
Michael Bennett has a torn meniscus. You can read about it here.
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