Georgia Football: Wide Receiver Justin Scott-Wesley Undergoes Surgery (video)


Georgia football wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley met another set back last week, undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.

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Georgia wide receiver senior Justin Scott-Wesley now faces another setback, undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery last Thursday. Scott-Wesley injured the same knee two years ago in the fifth game against Tennessee. Whether this injury is related to the previous injury and surgery is unknown.

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The Dawgs must replace receivers Chris Conley and Michael Bennett while Malcolm Mitchell is still striving to be his explosive self. Scott-Wesley’s availability as a speed and deep threat is crucial to new Offensive Coordinator Brian Schottenhiemer’s offense. Seth Emerson of the reports a source told the AJC that the senior could be ready to go by the start of August practice.

If not undermanned at wide receiver in 2015, Georgia will certainly be young. Upperclass wide receivers aside from Mitchell and Scott-Wesley are Reggie Davis, Isaiah McKenzie and Shakenneth Williams. Davis has caught 17 passes in two years and scored one touchdown in two seasons. McKenzie caught six passes for 67 yards last year, and Williams caught three passes last year.

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With or without Scott-Wesley or Mitchell, Georgia will give incoming freshman Michael Chigbu, Terry Godwin, Jayson Stanley and Shaquery Wilson every opportunity to play.

An Under Armour All-American at Mitchell County High School, Scott-Wesley performed well in 2013 before his injury. He finished the 2013 season with 16 receptions for 311 yards and two touchdowns, one the game winner against LSU in the Murray-Mettenburger shoot out. His first 100-yard receiving game came against sixth ranked South Carolina with three catches for 116 yards including an 85 yard touchdown catch to seal the win. He had four catches for 55 yards at eighth ranked Clemson.

But the 5’ 11” 200 lb speedster has not returned to form since tearing his ACL in 2013 and according to Head Coach Mark Richt, he did not overcome that injury until the Dawg’s sixth game of the season against Missouri. In six games this past season he caught three passes for 52 yards and one touchdown.

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