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.

More in UGA Football

Trey Blount

Trey Blount’s announcement comes with interesting timing

Brandon SudgeMay 3, 2016
Trey Blount

Four-star WR Trey Blount commits to Georgia for 2017

Brandon SudgeMay 1, 2016
Demetris Robertson

Demetris Robertson ready to make his decision at last

Brandon SudgeMay 1, 2016
Keith Marshall

Three Bulldogs selected on day 3 of NFL Draft

UGA Sports CommunicationsApr 30, 2016
Jordan Jenkins

Georgia’s Jordan Jenkins selected by Jets in draft’s third round

UGA Sports CommunicationsApr 30, 2016
Leonard Floyd

UGA’s Leonard Floyd drafted 9th overall by the Chicago Bears

Brandon SudgeApr 28, 2016
UGA

UGA student deaths receive outpouring of reaction and support

Brandon SudgeApr 28, 2016
"Briscoe, Juwuan"

Sophomore DB Juwuan Briscoe arrested on misdemeanors

Brandon SudgeApr 24, 2016
4_16_gday-1

Georgia adds FCS opponent to 2018 football schedule

Brandon SudgeApr 21, 2016
Georgia Bulldogs

Georgia adds UMass to Football & Basketball Schedules

Kevin KelleyApr 20, 2016
image

Four-star OT Netori Johnson commits to UGA for 2017

Brandon SudgeApr 19, 2016
Demetris Robertson

Five-star Demetris Robertson announces decision date

Brandon SudgeApr 18, 2016

© 2016 SicEmDawgs.com
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties