Georgia tight end reportedly has knee procedure
Georgia received some more injury news over the weekend as TE Tre McKitty, a graduate transfer from Florida State, was banged up in Saturday’s scrimmage.
McKitty had a minor procedure on his knee, a source told Seth Emerson of The Athletic. McKitty should be able to return for the season opener but it is not a certainty, per the timetable for that injury.
McKitty is expected to be given the opportunity to have a key role in the Georgia offense, which lost its top two tight ends from 2019 in Charlie Woerner and Eli Wolf.
“I’ve been really pleased with Tre’ McKitty,” coach Kirby Smart told reporters after Saturday’s second preseason scrimmage, per Dawgs247. “He’s tough, he’s physical, he works, he blocks, he catches, he does a good job.”
McKitty arrived in Athens after he played in 35 career games in three seasons at FSU, and caught 50 passes for 520 yards and a pair of TDs. His most productive season was in 2018, when he caught 26 passes for 256 yards and two TDs as a sophomore.
The Wesley Chapel, Florida native is listed at 6-foot-5 and 245 pounds.
McKitty signed with FSU out of IMG Academy in the 2017 recruiting class over Georgia, Auburn and Miami.
Here are some highlights from his time at FSU: