Malcolm Mitchell just can’t catch a break.
Mitchell tore his ACL during Georgia’s first game of the season against Clemson celebrating a Todd Gurley touchdown (watch the video), and Mitchell is now out for the rest of spring with another leg injury, according to the AJC.
Mitchell reportedly hurt his leg during the Bulldogs’ Tuesday practice. UGA did not provide any more details about the injury other than Mitchell should be ready to go by the start of fall camp. Mitchell wasn’t expected to participate in any contact drills this spring, but he was expected to run routes and work out with the team. Mark Richt just said Mitchell was unable to finish the workout because ‘his knee was sore’.
Georgia’s X-factor could be Mitchell, but he’s had trouble staying healthy long enough to find out. Georgia’s team suffered several injuries during the 2013 season, and hopefully Mitchell can return for the start of the season.