Georgia WR Malcolm Mitchell to Miss Remainder of Spring

UGA senior wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, who tore the ACL in his right knee last season, will miss the remainder of the Spring after injuring his left leg.

According to the release from UGA, Mitchell had begun “…limited work during practice following ACL surgery last fall and is still expected to have a full recovery by August pre-season practice. according to Ron Courson, Sr. Associate Athletic Director and Director of Sports Medicine.”

In the two seasons Mitchell has played in Athens, he has caught 85 passes for 1,237 yards and eight touchdowns.

“I don’t think it’s related (to pushing himself too much),” said head coach Mark Richt today. “We’re trying to keep it vague. But the good news is we think he’ll be ready by the summertime to be working and be 100 percent by the time camp starts. A lot of times the big question is are that going to happen or not. We don’t think it will cost him the season at all or even any camp for that matter.”

Mitchell (6-1, 190) tore his ACL last year in the season-opener against Clemson. He started the game, but injured himself jumping up to celebrate Todd Gurley’s 75-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

More in UGA Football

Countdown to Kickoff

Countdown to Kickoff Slated for July 11

UGA Sports CommunicationsJul 3, 2015
Peter Anderson

Four Chosen for Georgia’s Circle of Honor

UGA Sports CommunicationsJul 1, 2015
Garrett Walston

3-Star TE Garrett Walston Commits to UGA for 2016

Kevin KelleyJun 30, 2015
Dooleys & Dawgs Cruise

Sail with UGA Legends on the Dooleys & Dawgs Cruise

Kevin KelleyJun 26, 2015
D.J. Shockley

D.J. Shockley & UGA set for SEC Network “Takeover” on July 3

Kevin KelleyJun 22, 2015
UGA Football

2015 UGA Football Ticket Cutoff Scores Announced

Kevin KelleyJun 22, 2015
Georgia Bulldogs

298 UGA Student-Athletes Named to J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll

UGA Sports CommunicationsJun 19, 2015
E.J. Price

4-Star OT E.J. Price Decommits from Georgia

Kevin KelleyJun 19, 2015
Lorenzo Carter

Kickoff, TV Set for UGA-ULM & UGA-South Carolina Games

Kevin KelleyJun 18, 2015
SicEmDawgs.com is your source for Georgia Bulldogs football, basketball, baseball and recruiting, plus UGA Dawgs future schedules, commitments, and signees.

Go Dawgs!!

© 2015 SicEmDawgs.com - Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties