Georgia Bulldogs Malcolm Mitchell Re-injures Knee


Malcolm MitchellGeorgia Bulldogs wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell has to face another setback in his attempts to rejoin the Georgia Bulldogs.

Going into the 2013 season, Mitchell was regarded as the team’s top receiver. Mitchell underwent arthroscopic knee surgery this week, after re-injuring his right knee while running passing routes with his Georgia teammates.

Georgia QB Hutson Mason was throwing passes to his receivers and didn’t even realize that Mitchell was hurt after planting to make a cut on the route.

“The thing you want to pound your head over is it was the last route when it happened,” Mason said Friday shortly before the Bulldogs began their first preseason practice.

Mason told media that they were just working on slant routes, and that Mitchell was looking explosive coming out of the cuts on the route.

Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson said that a full recovery was expected after the junior underwent his surgery, although there was no provided timetable for the receiver’s return.

During last seasons opening game against the Clemson Tigers, Mitchell tore a ligament in his right knee, an injury that cost him the rest of his season. He then hurt his leg during the team’s spring practices, forcing the promising receiver to miss even more time.

During the 2012 season, Mitchell accumulated 40 catches, 4 touchdowns, and 572 receiving yards.

“There’s no way to sugarcoat it,” Mason said. “You’re going to miss a guy like Malcolm. He’s one of those guys you just find a way to get him the ball and let him do what he does best.”

Georgia, though they will certainly miss Mitchell, has plenty of talent in its receiving corps and will most likely pose a significant threat in the always competitive SEC this season.

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