Report: Georgia starting lineman could miss rest of the season
Georgia could be without a key member of its offensive line for the rest of the 2020 season.
According to Jake Rowe of 247Sports.com, Bulldogs starting center Trey Hill had arthroscopic surgery to repair “relatively minor injuries” in both his knees. Hill was not at practice on Wednesday due to the procedure, per Rowe, and he won’t be playing this week against Vanderbilt.
It will end Hill’s streak of 26 straight starts (22 at center) dating back to the 2018 season. And the rest of his 2020 campaign will also be in jeopardy.
That means either redshirt sophomore Warren Ericson or true freshman Sedrick Van Pran will be the likely starter at center for Georgia this week. Last week, the Bulldogs routed South Carolina, 45-16, which led to some of their starters coming out of the game. Hill was one of the players to leave early, and Ericson filled in at center for the remainder of the contest.
Georgia has two games remaining in the regular season — Saturday’s matchup against Vanderbilt and a postponed game against Missouri that has yet to be rescheduled. Then, the Bulldogs will likely participate in a bowl game, and according to Rowe, “trusted sources are unsure at this time” whether Hill could be back in time for that final contest.
Hill, a junior, was named to the All-SEC second team in 2019 and the preseason All-SEC second team this season.
Georgia is set to host Vanderbilt at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday on SEC Network.