Kirby Smart shares latest on injured TE Tre McKitty
Two weeks ago, it appeared that Georgia tight end Tre McKitty was going to be ready to play in the team’s season opener. However, that may not end up being the case.
After undergoing a minor procedure on his knee, McKitty is “doubtful” for Saturday’s game at Arkansas, which head coach Kirby Smart shared while speaking with the media on Tuesday. McKitty is a graduate transfer who spent the past three seasons at Florida State.
The Bulldogs lost both Charlie Woerner and Eli Wolf, their two top tight ends last season, so McKitty was likely set up to have a big role in their offense. That could still be the case when he returns from injury, if he doesn’t end up playing this week.
After playing in only one game for the Seminoles in 2017, McKitty had 26 receptions for 256 yards and two touchdowns in 10 games in 2018. Last season, he had 23 receptions for 241 yards in nine games, but he never got into the end zone.
Georgia has yet to release a depth chart for its opener, but if McKitty doesn’t play, it will have redshirt sophomore John FitzPatrick and true freshman Darnell Washington available at tight end.
The Bulldogs are set to kick off against the Razorbacks on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on SEC Network.