Georgia WR reportedly suffers potential season-ending injury
Georgia’s offense reportedly suffered a blow on Wednesday.
According to DawgsHQ reporter Palmer Thombs, wideout Arian Smith suffered a broken leg during practice that will potentially end his season. It’s the latest in a string of injury issues for Smith in his 2 years with the program and another in a line of wideout injuries for the Bulldogs this season.
Smith has been limited to just 8 career games since signing with Georgia out of the 2020 class. A former 4-star wideout in the 247Sports Composite, had wrist surgery the summer before his freshman season and then surgery to repair a torn meniscus that cost him all but 4 games in 2020. He injured his wrist again this past spring, dealt with turf toe during camp, and missed a portion of the start of the season with a lower-leg contusion suffered in the team’s Week 2 game against UAB.
Against Missouri a week ago, Smith had one catch for a 35-yard touchdown and one run for 15 yards. This season, he has 3 total receptions for 102 yards and 2 touchdowns. For his career, Smith has produced 5 catches for 188 yards and 3 scores.
If Smith does indeed miss the remainder of Georgia’s season, he’d join what’s becoming a long list of Bulldogs on the shelf with season-ending issues. Georgia has lost offensive lineman Tate Ratledge (foot), defensive backs Jalen Kimber (shoulder) and Tykee Smith (knee), and linebackers Rian Davis (leg) and Trezman Marshall (knee). It was already playing without one of its top wideouts, George Pickens, who suffered a torn ACL in the spring.
The top-ranked Bulldogs (9-0, 7-0 SEC) return to the field Saturday when they play Tennessee (5-4, 3-3 SEC) in Knoxville at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.