Georgia football cannot catch a break on the injury front as the Dawgs announce Thursday afternoon that wide receiver Arian Smith will miss the rest of the season due to an injury.
According to reports, the wideout broke his leg during practice on Wednesday. He just got back from a leg contusion and shined last week against Missouri — talk about a tough break.
He has three catches on the year for 102 yards and two touchdowns, including the 35-yard touchdown pass from last week against Missouri.
Smith is one of the fastest guys on the field, and Georgia was just able to start using him again, which helped them against the Tigers.
Each week it seems like Georgia has more bad news to release, and at this point, some want to question is practice too hard? Players and coaches talk about how physical practice is and well it’s showing with all of these injuries.
Are these injuries because practice is so hard, a faulty piece of equipment they may be using, or something else? Maybe it’s just bad luck altogether, but at this point, Georgia fans know there could be reports of another injury by Friday each week.
While it may be natural for people to want an explanation or why these keep happening, sometimes it is just tough luck. Injuries occur in football because it is a physical sport, but it is frustrating to see it happen in big waves like this year and Georgia football.
Losing Smith stings a bit for the Dawgs, but there are plenty of speedy playmakers on the offense. Ladd McConkey has emerged as a reliable target for both starting quarterbacks. Brock Bowers is another, and thankfully Jermaine Burton is back from injury as well.
AD Mitchell and Kearis Jackson are two more names that come to mind that can make plays and outrun defenders. And we cannot forget about Marcus Rosmy-Jacksaint, who is back from injury as well.
Georgia has guys they can throw to and who they trust to can play, but seeing someone with Smith’s speed go down is always a tough pill to swallow.
While the injury list is too long, the positive thing to take away from it is Georgia hasn’t skipped a beat, and they have guys who step up in place of those who have gotten hurt.
Thankfully that has been and hopefully will continue to be the case because these injuries are one of the last remaining hurdles for the Dawgs to get over and win it all.