Georgia coach Kirby Smart offered an update on Dominick Blaylock to reporters on Tuesday.

Blaylock missed all of last season with a second torn ACL, but is closer to coming back at some point. Smart told reporters that the recovery has been 12 months, and Blaylock has made noticeable progress.

“It’s still gaining confidence for him,” Smart said. “He’s getting his stamina back. It’s being able to get him a cumulative number of reps. He hasn’t been able to rep against our 1 or 2 offense because he hasn’t been ready. … I can’t tell you when he’s going to be out there because I don’t know but he’s close.”

Blaylock showed promise as a freshman with 18 catches for 310 yards and 5 touchdowns. His first ACL injury came in the 2019 SEC Championship game against LSU, and the second one came in August of 2020. The same injury happened to the same knee.