Georgia football fans found out on Sunday that freshman running back Andrew Paul tore his ACL during the second scrimmage of Fall Camp. While no one wishes injuries on anyone, this setback for Paul could be a blessing in disguise for the Dawgs.
If anyone can help a player bounce back from an ACL injury — it’s Georgia. Does seeing a guy like Paul, who has an extremely high ceiling, get hurt? Yes, but at the same time, it will be okay because the Dawgs have done a great job recruiting for that position.
Kendall Milton, Kenny McIntosh, Daijun Edwards and Branson Robinson are still ready to go and will help the Dawgs run the ball in 2022.
That depth is crucial for the Dawgs, and it’s one of the biggest reasons Georgia will be okay with Paul getting hurt.
Despite Andrew Paul getting hurt, Georgia football will still have a stout rush attack.
Georgia has some of the most challenging practices, so injuries happen. Thankfully this Fall Camp has featured a few bumps and bruises, but nothing too serious — until now. Seeing a young talent like Paul suffer an ACL tear is not great, but it’s a learning experience — adversity to overcome.
With Paul’s injury, it’ll allow him to take a redshirt, which will help Georgia in the long run. Georgia needs to keep that running back room full, so this is why I believe it’s a blessing in disguise.
Milton and McIntosh are the two main running backs for the Dawgs and Edwards are right behind them. Robinson has already made a name for himself this fall so he could see some playing time too. Paul has a lot of promise, but now it’s just a minor setback.
Georgia will get Paul back on track to rehab and return to the football field. He is far too talented for this to hurt him in the long run. The Dawgs know how to handle ACL injuries, and Ron Courson is the only person to trust in this rehab process. He has helped Todd Gurley, Nick Chubb, and plenty more — so it will be okay.
The Dawgs hate to see anyone get hurt, but we wish Paul a swift recovery so he can become a great addition to that stacked running back room.