Report: Touted Georgia freshman Arian Smith has knee surgery
The college career of Georgia freshman Arian Smith hasn’t gotten off to the greatest start.
Smith, the 4-star wide receiver signee from Lakeland, Florida, has had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, according to Rivals.com’s Anthony Dasher. Unfortunately, it’s also his second surgery of the year. The first was to repair a wrist injury in May.
Smith’s surgery now makes him questionable for the start of fall camp on August 6, assuming things progress positively with the coronavirus outbreak.
The freshman wide receiver was ranked as the nation’s No. 9 overall pass catcher and the state of Florida’s No. 12 overall prospect for the class of 2021, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Wide receiver is one position that Georgia could use newcomers to step up, and hopefully for Smith and UGA, he’ll heal up before fall camp starts to be ready for the start of the season. Smith caught 19 passes for 382 yards and 6 touchdowns as a senior at Lakeland High School. He is considered one of the fastest incoming players in the country.